(August 21, 2015)-  Kids in Cape Coral may actually look forward to their next run-in with the police, thanks to 7-Eleven® stores’ popular Operation Chill program that rewards positive behavior with a very cool treat.

Through "Operation Chill®, Cape Coral Police officers will "ticket" kids caught in the act of doing good with Slurpee® beverage coupons. Examples of such "ticket able offenses” might include helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community. Each coupon can be redeemed for a free small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.

Since the program's inception in 1995, more than 14 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in the areas where 7-Eleven operates stores. During 2015, approximately 1.25 million coupons will be issued nationally; over 5,000 of those will be distributed in the City of Cape Coral during the summer months and back-to-school season.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when there is often an increase in loitering, shoplifting, and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies' community relations projects. Police use the Operation Chill program to reward youth for their good deeds as well as enhance their relations with the youth in their city.

7-Eleven’s proprietary Slurpee is a semi-frozen carbonated beverage and is a favorite with both young and old. More than a half-million Slurpees are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven stores across the country.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341