TPD Participating in Operation Chill with Local 7-Eleven Stores
This summer, local law enforcement officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Temple. 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.
During 2017, 7-Eleven will issue up to 1.3 million Slurpee coupons to almost 1,000 law enforcement agencies; hundreds of those will be distributed in Temple, most during the summer months and back-to-school season. Temple PD has been giving away Operation Chill Slurpee coupons for years, and I think our officers are almost as excited to give them out as the kids are to receive them.
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 actives and acts of kindness. Appropriate “offenses” might include helping another people, 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.
Police Chief Floyd O. Mitchell stated, “The Temple Police Department is dedicated to enhancing our community policing activities. This program is an excellent way for members of our police department to interact and engage in dialogue with members of the community in a non-threatening, non law-enforcement manner.”
7-Eleven’s proprietary Slurpee semi-frozen carbonated beverage has generational appeal with slurpers both young and old. More than a half-million Slurpee drinks are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven stores across the country. This summer’s flavors include Chrome Cotton Candy and, for Slurpee Lite, Sugar-free Watermelon Lime made with all natural flavors.