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Rock Island police to ‘ticket’ kids this summer for good deeds

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Police officers will be on the lookout for kids during the summer months, looking to hand out “tickets.”

Don’t worry – the “tickets” are coupons good for a free small Slurpee from 7-Eleven. The campaign is called “Operation Chill” and is a reward system for officers to recognize kids doing good deeds or showing positive behavior.

According to a Facebook post from the Rock Island Police Department, the program is made to “reduce crime and enhance relations between police and youth.”

“Kids get an officer in a friendlier environment and approach, they see that there’s a different side to the police officers not just¬† about the crime fighter we’re out there as a problem solver to just help the community,” said Officer Matthew Franks.¬†

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