When entering a new station there is a possibility you will be told of a police code of silence, this means if you see something going on that is outside the ethic code you are to keep it quite. This will keep you in good terms with your fellow officers but could cost you your job in the long run. The smart officer will abide by the rules of law and expect his fellow officers to do the same.
Another reason Police Ethic are sometimes ignored, is that the status of being a police officer goes to the officers head and they start to believe that they are above the law. This is one of the many reasons police officers are not appreciated by society. This only helps to feed the aa"Conflict Modelaa which assumes that the systems subcomponents function primaril