CRANFORD - Earlier this week, the Cranford Police Department announced a "Bicycle Safety Reward Campaign" where children under the age of 17 seen wearing a helmet when participating in a wheeled sport activity will be given a "positive summons" by a Cranford Police Traffic or Juvenile Detective.

The "positive summons" can be redeemed for a free slice of pizza at Vinny's Pizza & Pasta located at 28 Eastman Street. The Department announced on Friday that its building on that initiative with "Operation Chill." 

According to the release, starting July 1, Cranford Police Officers will be “ticketing” kids who are caught in the act of doing GOOD, by giving them free 7-Eleven Slurpee beverage coupons. For example, children who are seen wearing bicycle helmets, participating in community activities, or helping their parents are just a few of the ways how children can score a “ticket” from the CPD.

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The initiative is an effort by the department to have positive interactions with the kids of Cranford's great community. The coupons will be handed out starting this month, and will not expire until December 31, 2019.

**Slurpee vouchers can only be redeemed at the Cranford 7-Eleven location at 299 South Avenue East.

For further information regarding Operation Chill, you can contact the members of the Cranford Police Department Community Policing Unit at 908-272-8989, or email them at: Sgt. John Swandrak (j-swandrak@cranfordnj.org), Officer Ryan Gerrity (r-gerrity@cranfordnj.org), or Officer Greg Federici (g-federici@cranfordnj.org).