Friday, June 19, 2009

Its “Cool” To Be Kind

Parents: Deputies want to ticket your kids this summer. But don’t worry; it’s a good thing.

CCSO has partnered again with 7-Eleven to participate in Operation Chill. This program was started in 1995 as a way to positively reward and encourage good behavior to kids during the summertime.

Whenever a deputy sees a child or teenager performing a good deed such as wearing their bike helmet, going out of his way to help someone or giving back to the community; the deputy will hand out a coupon for a free 12-ounce Slurpee.

Some places where deputies will be on “patrol” include local community and county parks, neighborhoods and beaches, and even during traffic stops when kids are found to be wearing their seat belts.

7-Eleven has donated 2,000 coupons for CCSO for the program.