Kissimmee Police Department will be out ticketing this summer… but it’s not what you think! As a participant of Operation Chill®, Kissimmee Police Officers will “ticket” youngsters with Free Slurpee® drink coupons when they observe them being safe, doing a good deed or participating in safety programs.
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, car burglaries and graffiti. The success and popularity of Operation Chill® has resulted in the program being extended beyond the summer months to a tool officers use during the school year as well. 2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of the program.
“The Kissimmee Police Department has been involved with Operation Chill® since the program’s inception in 1995. The coupons are a great icebreaker for the officers patrolling the community. It’s a way to encourage dialogue between the officer and the youngsters in a non-threatening, non-law enforcement situation,” said Chief Jeff O’Dell.
Kissimmee Police Officers will began handing out the Slurpee® coupons this weekend and will continue throughout the next few months while supplies last.