Irvine Police Department Press Release

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Irvine, CA 92606

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PRESS RELEASE #07/09/2013
Subject :

“Officers Ticket Irvine Kids for Good Deeds and Positive Behavior”
Contact :Julia Engen, Lieutenant    949-724-7112
Sgt. Matt August    949-724-7023

IRVINE, CA (July 9, 2013):   The Irvine Police Department has once again teamed up with 7-Eleven stores for “Operation Chill.”


“Operation Chill” is a program targeting youth in the process of making positive contributions to their community.  Irvine officers will “ticket” youngsters with Slurpee coupons when they are observed doing something helpful, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community.  For example, observing traffic regulations such as wearing a bicycle safety helmet or using a crosswalk. For whatever reason the tickets are issued, the result will be the same, a free Slurpee and a smile.


Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than 12 million “Operation Chill” coupons have been distributed nationwide.  As a community supporter of crime prevention, 7-Eleven stores developed the “Operation Chill” program to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids. 


“The Irvine Police Department is dedicated to fostering positive relationships with our Community’s youth,” said Chief David L. Maggard.  “The men and women of our police department embrace any opportunity to reinforce good citizenship”.


“Tickets” issued by the police can be redeemed at participating 7-Eleven stores for a free small Slurpee.  7-Eleven’s nationwide program will continue throughout the summer and extend into the coming school year.

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