Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers and Waterloo Regional Police Partner with Mac’s Convenience for Operation Freeze

Posted on Tuesday May 22, 2018

Waterloo Region, Ontario –  With the warm weather upon us, the Waterloo Regional Police Service is proud to partner with Crime Stoppers and Mac’s Convenience stores to encourage good behaviour by youth in a program entitled “Operation Freeze.”

Operation Freeze, introduced in 2001 by Mac’s Convenience stores, has been used by police services for several years. Through this partnership, Waterloo Regional Police members present youth with coupons when good behaviour and positive deeds are displayed. These coupons can then be taken to any Mac’s Convenience store to be redeemed for a free Froster drink.

“Mac’s strives to be a leader in crime prevention,” said Sean Sportun, Manager, Loss Prevention and Security for Mac’s in Central Canada. “We are excited about Operation Freeze and the positive message it delivers to the youth and to their community.”

This positive interaction is an opportunity to reinforce constructive behaviours exhibited by youth and builds positive relationships between youth and the police. Officers will issue the coupons to any young person they see doing a good deed, such as wearing a bike helmet, picking up garbage or offering a helping hand to someone who needs it.

“One of our Police Service’s core values is youth,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Youth are our future and it’s important to show them how grateful we are for their good decisions and behaviour. It is these good deeds that contribute to a better Waterloo Region.”

The program will run throughout the summer.

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Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

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