BPD to participate in Operation Chill

BPD to participate in Operation Chill

Beaumont Police Department announces that BPD Officers will be working with 7-Eleven to dispense Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth as part of the convenient store chain’s Operation Chill community-service program this summer. 

7-Eleven will issue up to 1.4 million Slurpee coupons to almost 1,100 law enforcement agencies; over 500 of those will be distributed in Beaumont, most during the summer months and back-to-school season.   

The Beaumont Police Department stated its excitement to participate in the program. Saying that Officers are always looking for ways to cultivate positive relationships in the community they serve.

According to 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.  

Operation Chill first begun in Philadelphia to give law enforcement officers a positive reason to interact with children and teens, Operation Chill has expanded to cities across the country. Since the program’s inception in 1995, almost 21 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in areas where 7-Eleven operates stores.  

“Year after year, Operation Chill is our most popular community service program,” said Mark Stinde, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven. “Kids love Slurpee drinks, and police officers love having a reason to approach kids and surprise them with a Slurpee coupon as a reward for doing something good. And we, at 7-Eleven, love helping them make those important connections in the community.”     

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.  

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