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Metro Teaming Up With 7-11 To Promote Crosswalk Safety, Student Achievement

Kids Can Get A Free Slurpee For Obeying Crosswalk Rules, Getting Good Grades

August 14, 2019 - 8:37 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Going back to school is a little more cool with the kickoff of 7-Eleven’s Operation Chill program, which partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to give kids Slurpee coupons as incentives.

Representatives from 7-Eleven kicked off its extended Operation Chill program on Wednesday at Metro Headquarters downtown.

Operation Chill will run through the rest of the school year, or until supplies last so that officers can engage with kids during the school year. If a kid is using the crosswalk correctly, or has made good grades, or helped a fellow citizen, officers can give them a ticket for a free Slurpee.

The program gives patrol officers coupons to hand out during their shifts. It fosters positive interactions between kids and officers and often serves as an icebreaker to encourage conversation.

Representatives from 7-Eleven presented a large Slurpee coupon to Area command captains and Las Vegas 7-Eleven franchise owners were present for the ceremonial coupon presentation.