By Melanie Dzwonchyk, firstname.lastname@example.org
5:04 PM EDT, July 19, 2013
The Laurel Police Department will reward positive behavior with free Slurpees this summer through 7-Eleven's Operation Chill program.
Officers who observe youngsters exhibiting positive behavior, described by Laurel Police officials as helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive community activity, will be "ticketed" with a coupon for a free small Slurpee drink.
"Laurel Police officers are constantly on patrol in the community," Chief Rich McLaughlin said in a release. "Community well-being and crime prevention takes a team effort and our young people are an integral part of that equation."