Police issue kids Slurpee ‘tickets’ for good behavior

Jul 30, 2014

Local police officers are watching to catch good kids in Mukilteo cold handed.

The Mukilteo Police Department has partnered with 7-Eleven as part of the Operation Chill program to reward kids with good behavior with a coupon for a free 12-ounce Slurpee drink from any participating 7-Eleven store.

“[The] program that is designed to reduce crime and enhance relations between police and youth,” said Officer Colt Davis, spokesperson for the Mukilteo Police Department.

Through Operation Chill, law enforcement officers “ticket” kids they observe doing good deeds or exhibiting positive behavior. The kids essentially get a tasty treat for staying cool, Davis said.

Since its inception in 1996, the Operation Chill Program has grown to include hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada.

More than 10 million coupons have been distributed to officers on the beat in cities and towns where 7-Eleven does business.

Officers will pass out “tickets” to encourage good behaviors, such as wearing bicycle helmets, doing good deeds, participating in community activities and organizations, picking up trash, deterring crime or observing street crossing rules, Davis said.

“The coupons are a great opportunity for officers to reward good deeds they see while on patrol,” Davis said. “With a few hundred Slurpee coupons available to distribute in Mukilteo, we hope to see a great deal of good behavior from kids in the community.”

-Edited by Beacon staff

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