BURBANK -- Burbank kids may be getting a different type of citation
from police in the next few months. Fortunately, this one won’t cost
their parents any money.
Since Nov. 15, motor officers from the department have been rewarding
good behavior such as wearing helmets and other protective gear while
bike riding or skateboarding to helping others by giving away Slurpee
coupons redeemable at any 7-Eleven.
Dubbed “Operation Chill,” the national program partners 7-Eleven with
law enforcement to show appreciation for kids who do the right thing.
Burbank received 2,500 coupons this year.
“This provides a great opportunity to increase positive interaction
between officers and young people and to reinforce safe behavior patterns
on the part of our youth,” said Burbank Capt. Gordon Bowers. “We greatly
appreciate 7-Eleven assisting us in this.”