|Stafford Sheriff’s Office to Participate in 7-Eleven’s Operation Chill Program|
|By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo|
|June 5, 2018|
Stafford, VA. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is joining hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country this summer in partnering with 7-Eleven to provide children with free Slurpee drinks as rewards for good behavior.
Throughout the month of June, deputies will be distributing coupons for free Slurpee drinks to children and teens doing good deeds. Children are “ticketed” for acts of kindness, such as helping others, and other positive behaviors, including helping to deter crime, wearing a bike helmet, and participating in school safety programs.
The Operation Chill program began in Philadelphia in 1995 as a way to facilitate positive relationships between law enforcement and youth. The convenience store chain works with local law enforcement agencies to distribute the coupons to children in their communities during the summer months.
Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee at participating 7-Eleven stores.