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This summer, Buffalo Grove Police Officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee® justice to area youths.
For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven® is partnering with local police to distribute free Slurpee® drink coupons to children through its popular Operation Chill® community service program.
Buffalo Grove police will distribute 200 coupons during the summer months and back-to-school season. Throughout 2018, 7-Eleven® will issue up to 1.4 million Slurpee® coupons to nearly 1,100 law enforcement agencies across the country.
“These coupons are a great way for officers who are on patrol in the community to interact with our young people,” said Deputy Chief Michael Szos. “They create an icebreaker; a way to encourage dialogue in a non-threatening, non-law enforcement interaction.”
Buffalo Grove Police use the Slurpee® coupons to enhance relationships with the young people of their communities 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 event or one that is sponsored by the police department.
Although the reasons for being ‘ticketed’ are varied, the end result is the same for every youngster: a free Slurpee® drink and a smile, as a direct result of their positive behavior and actions. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee® drink at participating 7-Eleven® stores.