The Bayonne Police Department has teamed up with 7-Eleven for Operation Chill to promote good behavior among city youth.
Under the new program, Bayonne police officers will hand out “tickets” to kids across the city.
These aren’t the usual “tickets” that the city’s police officers issue. Rather the “tickets” are coupons for free Slurpees from 7-Eleven.
When a member of the Bayonne Police Department witnesses young people doing good deeds or exhibiting positive behavior, police officers will give out the coupons as part of Operation Chill.
The coupon redeems one free small Slurpee drink, any flavor.
Operation Chill aims to create positive interactions between the police and young people in the community. The program is one aspect of 7-Eleven’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which was created to help 7-Eleven leverage its business to do good in the world.
Now in its 25th year, Operation Chill has grown to include more than 1,100 local law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. More than 22 million coupons have been distributed to officers on the beat in cities and towns where 7‑Eleven does business.
There are three 7-Eleven stores in Bayonne; one is uptown at 765 Broadway, one is midtown at 463 Avenue C; and one is downtown at 39 West 8th Street.
On Sept. 6, officers rewarded kids who were riding with helmets on during the Department of Recreation Bike Club’s weekly bike ride. The BPD rides each Sunday with the Bike Club, which meets at Stephen Gregg Park at 9 a.m.
This year officers will distribute the coupons for good behavior throughout the fall.
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