In Livonia, Mi. the Police are on the look out for kids to hand out tickets to on the streets. Any child caught doing a good deed is subject to meeting a Police Officer from Livonia or Redford who is also on the look out for good kids in conjunction with 7-Eleven as summer draws to a close. The young kids who are seen by Officers will be giving a ‘ticket’ redeemable at local 7-Eleven stores.
The coupon when presented at a local 7-Eleven are worth a small Slurpee to the young do-gooders. It gives Officers a chance to meet the kids and have a positive interaction with them and provide a reward for them having done something good in return.
The Corporation 7-Eleven posts on it’s Web site that it is promoting good community relations between kids and Officers for kids observing safety rules like wearing bicycle helmets, using crosswalks, picking up trash and participating in community activities. Millions of these free treats have been given out to children across the country and in Canada through the generosity of 7-Eleven and officers participating in the program.
Mark Stinde of 7-Eleven told Hometown Life “I don’t know who likes the Operation Chill program more, police officers or kids,” said Mark Stinde, 7-Eleven’s vice president of asset protection, in a news release. “Police officers have told us they love having a positive reason to approach kids and surprise them with a Slurpee coupon, just for being good citizens.”