Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office announces launch of Operation Chill
With two weeks left before school starts, it’s the perfect time for kids to cool off with a Slurpee and get to know law enforcement in a positive setting.
To that end, the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office today launched its participation in 7-Eleven’s Operation Chill. Through the program, deputies can “ticket” young people they see doing good deeds in the community. The ticket is good for a free small Slurpee at 7-Eleven anytime through the end of the year.
Deputies will hand out the coupons from inside the courthouse and while they’re out in the community serving civil paperwork. They will also have them available to children arriving for visitation with inmates and attending community events.
Examples of ticket-worthy good deeds include wearing a bicycle helmet, helping a deputy, picking up litter or behaving well while inside the courthouse.
“Never has it been more important to foster positive interactions between young people and law enforcement,” said Sheriff Ken Stolle. “Operation Chill is another great tool for doing that, especially for our deputies who are already out in the community every day making a difference.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of 7-Eleven’s Operation Chill program. In that time it has distributed more than 14 million coupons to hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada, including as many as 1.25 million this year.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact: Kathy Hieatt, Public Information Officer: 757.385.8446.