Salt Lake City police officers will encourage kids to chill out this summer — with the help of local 7-Elevens.
Armed with 7,500 coupons for free Slurpees, city cops will be on the lookout for good behavior. If they catch a kid using a crosswalk, wearing a bicycle helmet or a seatbelt or doing some kind of good deed for someone else, they’ll reward the youngsters with the frozen carbonated drinks in Operation Chill.
“This is a really neat program, because it helps us foster great relationships within our community. And especially with our youth,” Chief Mike Brown said in a video posted by the city in 2017. “Kids out there, keep doing good things. Look for our officers. We have a lot of these coupons we’ll be handing out.”
It’s the 23rd year for the program, which, according to 7-Eleven, includes more than 1,000 law enforcement agencies across the country handing out up to 1.33 million Slurpee coupons.