It's one of those rare times you want to hear police yell, "Freeze!"
For the 12th consecutive year, according to Irvine police officials, the department is participating in Operation Chill, a program sponsored by 7-Eleven where officers distribute Slurpee coupons to kids they see following the law.
"I know that a positive interaction with police makes a huge impact with kids," said Officer Michael Predney, who works in the D.A.R.E. program. "If it's a negative reaction, they'll just dwell on that for the rest of their life. This is going to soften that impact and they're going to feel comfortable talking to us. It's a lasting impression on the kids."