CRANFORD - Kids around Cranford have been getting "ticketed" by the Cranford Police Department, but not for the reasons you may think.

As of this past Tuesday, the Cranford Police Department began “ticketing” kids who are caught in the act of doing good. The "tickets" are actually a voucher for a free medium 7-Eleven Slurpee beverage. Children who are seen wearing bicycle helmets, participating in community activities, wearing a mask, or helping their parents are just a few of the ways how children can score a “ticket” from the CPD.

The Cranford Police Department says "the goal is to have positive interactions with the kids of our great community." The coupons will be handed out through July and August, and will not expire until August 31, 2020. Slurpee vouchers can ONLY be redeemed at the Cranford 7-Eleven location, 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 (, Officer Ryan Gerrity (, or Officer Greg Federici (