In conjunction with 7-Eleven, the Hermiston Police Department will again participate in Operation Chill.
Operation Chill is celebrating its 24th anniversary as a community relations program designed to reduce crime and enhance relations among 7-Eleven stores, police and youth. This is HPD’s ninth year participating
Hermiston officers will be looking to “ticket” youngsters they observe doing good deeds or exhibiting positive behavior. The ticket is actually a coupon good for a free, small Slurpee. Things such as wearing seatbelts, wearing bicycle helmets, using crosswalks, etc. are all potential ways a youth can get a coupon from an officer.
“We will have a limited supply of coupons, so they will be handed out a bit sparingly and we will have no access to more when these are gone,” said Capt. Travis Eynon. “Kids, wear your helmets and seat belts and maybe you’ll get caught and served some Slurpee justice.”