May 3, 2016
The Torrance Police Department is partnering with 7-Eleven® in celebrating the 21st anniversary of Operation Chill.
Each Year, 7-Eleven, Inc. helps thousands of local police officers recognize the good guys, specifically the young ones. For the 21st year, 7-Eleven is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the country to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons through Operation Chill, its popular community-service program .
Big-city departments and small town forces alike use the Slurpee coupons to enhance relations with the young people of their cities by rewarding them for good deeds, positive activities and acts of kindness.
“We are always looking for ways to help our officers build strong relationships in the community,” said Chief Mark Matsuda. “Operation Chill makes it easy to interact with kids in a positive way. This is a great short and long term investment for 7-Eleven and for us.”
Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven Inc. to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months when communities may experience increases in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti. The program also helps support law enforcement agencies’ community relations efforts. Officers use the Operation Chill programs to reward youth for their good deeds as well as enhance their relations with the young people of their city.
Started 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. Using Operation Chill, Torrance Police Officers can “ticket” youngsters with free Slurpee coupons when caught in the act of doing something good. Appropriate acts of “good” might include helping another person, participating in a positive activity in the community or just being seen reading a book. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.