“Operation Chill” Warms Relationship Between Delray Cops, Kids
By CRA News Service
Those youngsters caught in the act of doing a good deed this summer can expect to get “ticketed” by a local police officer.
Such was the case this week when Officer Adam Whiting noticed 5-year-old Jeremi helping his parents clean their house for a move.
“I observed him carrying what he could,” Whiting said. “He enjoys super heroes and has his own super-punch that he showed me.”
Whiting rewarded Jeremi with an Operation Chill coupon and let him check out his police car, which Jeremi also enjoyed.
Coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores
Appropriate “offenses” might include wearing bicycle helmets, doing good deeds, participating in community activities and organizations, picking up trash, deterring crime or observing street crossing rules.
Over the past 21 years, 7-Eleven, Inc. has helped thousands of police officers recognize and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when there is often an increase in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies’ community relations projects.
Big-city departments and small-town forces alike use the Slurpee coupons to enhance relations with the young people of their cities by rewarding them for good deeds, positive activities and acts of kindness.
7-Eleven’s proprietary Slurpee is a semi-frozen carbonated beverage. More than a half-million Slurpees are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven stores across the country.