River Forest Police Department Teams Up with 7-Eleven for Operation Chill Program

July, 1, 2022

River Forest Police Department Teams Up with 7-Eleven

for Operation Chill® Program

Law Enforcement Officers in River Forest to Reward Local Kids for Good Behavior

with Free 7-Eleven Slurpee® Drink Coupons

River Forest - July 1st, 2022 – The chill is on this summer as 7-Eleven, Inc.'s signature community outreach program, Operation Chill®, returns for its 27th consecutive year. The Operation Chill program presents local law enforcement agencies an opportunity to make positive connections with their community’s youth through FREE Slurpee® drink coupons. Each year, 7-Eleven® donates coupons to agencies across the country for their officers to reward children they see observing safety rules, participating in positive activities, or performing good deeds and acts of kindness. This year, 7-Eleven will issue more than 650,0000 coupons to more than 1,200 participating law enforcement agencies across the country, including the River Forest Police Department.

“We are always looking for ways to help our officers build strong relationships with the citizens they serve,” said Police Chief Jim O'Shea. “7-Eleven’s Operation Chill program makes it easy for our officers to engage with our youngest residents, building a positive foundation that leads to a stronger, safer River Forest community."

Each coupon can be redeemed for one FREE small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores. Although the reasons for being rewarded vary – wearing a helmet while riding a bike, picking up litter, helping a neighbor or holding the door open – the result is the same: a FREE Slurpee drink and encouragement for being a great citizen.

“It’s no surprise that Operation Chill continues to be our most popular community engagement program. Through a simple Slurpee coupon, officers can easily connect and engage with their local youth, helping to build long-term positive relationships,” said 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto. “With more law enforcement agencies participating in the program than ever before, we’re thrilled to create more positive interactions and memories between officers and youth this summer.”

The Operation Chill program was founded in Philadelphia with a goal to give law enforcement officers a positive way to interact with children and teens. Since inception in 1995, Operation Chill has expanded to hundreds of cities across the country, donating more than 24 million coupons to U.S. law enforcement agencies in 7-Eleven communities.