7-Eleven program provides treats for youngsters observed in positive community activities or doing good deeds
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has joined Operation Chill™ again this year, “the popular community service program sponsored by 7-Eleven® stores, the office has announced.
“This summer, deputies, public service aides and other agency personnel will ‘ticket’ youngsters who are caught in random acts of kindness, good deeds or positive community activities with free Slurpee coupons,” a news release explains. “Appropriate ‘offenses’ might include being helpful, wearing a helmet while riding a bike or deterring crime,” the release adds.
“Our deputies enjoy interacting with local youth in non-law enforcement situations,” said Sheriff Tom Knight in the release. “We welcome any opportunity to promote positive relationships and reinforce trust between law enforcement and the community we serve.”
Since the program’s inception in 1995, nearly 15 million coupons have been distributed to law enforcement agencies in neighborhoods where 7-Eleven operates, the release notes.