Irvine Police Department, Public Information Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #07/09/2013
“Officers Ticket Irvine Kids for Good Deeds and Positive Behavior”
IRVINE, CA (July 9, 2013): The Irvine Police Department has once again teamed up with 7-Eleven stores for “Operation Chill.”
“Operation Chill” is a program targeting youth in the process of making positive contributions to their community. Irvine officers will “ticket” youngsters with Slurpee coupons when they are observed doing something helpful, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community. For example, observing traffic regulations such as wearing a bicycle safety helmet or using a crosswalk. For whatever reason the tickets are issued, the result will be the same, a free Slurpee and a smile.
Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than 12 million “Operation Chill” coupons have been distributed nationwide. As a community supporter of crime prevention, 7-Eleven stores developed the “Operation Chill” program to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids.
“The Irvine Police Department is dedicated to fostering positive relationships with our Community’s youth,” said Chief David L. Maggard. “The men and women of our police department embrace any opportunity to reinforce good citizenship”.
“Tickets” issued by the police can be redeemed at participating 7-Eleven stores for a free small Slurpee. 7-Eleven’s nationwide program will continue throughout the summer and extend into the coming school year.
Contact : Julia Engen, Lieutenant 949-724-7112
Sgt. Matt August 949-724-7023
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
“Working In Partnership with the Community”
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