Retired Police Corporal Chris Grollnek and the Police Code of Ethics

Todays need for officers to rely on a set of ground rules and ethos is vital to retain public trust. With all the negative media in the papers and on line regarding officer misconduct and professional standards, it is nice to read the Police Officer Code of Ethics to get some perspective. Not all police are badge and gun heavy, most are human beings who truly want to help others. Not all agencies try and make life difficult for their officers but with some it just comes naturally. Retired Police Corporal Chris Grollnek and the Police Code of Ethics makes us as officers consider alternative policing models to solving crimes by following values, not just black and white legal standards. Discretion is the most under-utilized tool an officer can use and typically the most frowned upon when something does not go the way the administration viewed its outcome days later.

Retired Police Corporal Chris Grollnek believes that following these simple values can be the saving grace of nearly any incident where officers may be faulty in a decision that was required to be made in a split second. The issue with most agencies from all the research conducted to complete my post graduate degree circles back to administrative internal politics. As I continue to update this blog with officer conduct articles, it is my intent is to increase the professional aspect of the office each policeman holds and the challenges that comes with the profession. If you take a minute to read the code, it makes people and officers alike understand why officers do what they do daily. Some take for granted the duties of an officer and view them as a revenue machine for municipalities. Others see them as getting in the way of their criminal enterprise. While working undercover and with tactical units, Chris Grollnek realized the importance of this code is stronger than the “think blue line” code because it holds everyone accountable and forces them to “do the best they can while attempting to do the right thing. That unfortunately is not always possible so the “best” solution for the moment sometimes turns out not to be the best after all. I empire the readers of this article who are non-law enforcement to take a ride along with an agency and see a glimpse of what 12 hours working with the public looks like, it may surprise you. For others, enjoy the Code and it literally translates to many walks of life…

Retired Police Corporal Chris Grollnek
The Police Code of Ethics – Officers can survive anything by living this simple code in their daily routines.

Thank you for reading,


Chris Grollnek

By Chris Grollnek

Active Shooter Prevention Trainer and Public Speaker PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Chris Grollnek is a dynamic Public Speaker and forward-thinking Director of the Active Shooter Prevention Project, LLC. ( An Interview and Investigation specialist with a record of success at the Executive and National level for Leadership and Management efficiencies regarding Policy and the Curriculum Development for Terrorism related Prevention. Chris recently wrote and appeared in the Department of Justice Active Shooter prevention Training Video (2022-2023). Complete understanding of government and corporate contracting and investigative programs to enhance corporate standards of policy implementation. An architect of efficiencies with a results-oriented pattern of success in investigative techniques, security, safety, sales leadership, and interviewing while leading teams and establishing best practices. A well-versed public speaker, freelance television contributor, and radio news commentator. Experience in testifying before serval governmental bodies, including The United States Congressional bodies of the House and Senate committees, regarding Terrorism Prevention, Response, and Training Initiatives. #activeshooterexpert #NEVERHERE

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