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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 4 years ago

OBPD will reward good kids with Slurpee coupons this summer

The department is participating in 7-Eleven's Operation Chill.

This summer, local law enforcement officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Ormond Beach.

For the 22nd year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program. Up to 1.33 million Slurpee coupons will be issued to almost 1,000 law enforcement agencies — many of which will be distributed in Ormond Beach — during the summer months and back-to-school season.

“We are always looking for ways to help our officers build strong relationships in the community,” said Captain Chris Roos of the Ormond Beach Police Department in a press release.

Big-city departments and small-town forces alike use the Slurpee coupons to enhance relationships with the young people of their cities by rewarding them for good deeds, constructive activities, and acts of kindness. Appropriate “offenses” might include: helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a community- or police-sponsored event.

Although the reasons for being “ticketed” are varied, the end result is the same for every youngster: a free Slurpee drink and a smile for being a good kid.

Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.


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