But apparently that rule doesn't apply to the No. 2 integrity control officer, who allegedly has been helping himself to donuts and coffee at a New York Dunkin' Donuts, according to the New York Post.
Sgt. Eric Turetsky of Queens would leave only a few bucks in the tip jar, but never once paid the extensive bill after allegedly ransacking the Rockaway Dunkin' Donuts shop.
According to the Dunkin' Donuts' manager, Turetsky would even jump the counter to personally make himself sandwiches, while flirting with the female employees.
"He acted very unprofessional," said the male manager to the paper. "The girls here couldn't stand him. He was rude toward them. He was not professional at all."
Turetsky achieved ill repute for pin pointing two police officers involved in police brutality of a Haitian immigrant. Though honored by city officials, fellow cops labeled him a snitch. He was later promoted to detective at the Internal Affairs Bureau.
Police say they are looking into the officer's alleged pantry spree, but refused to comment about the investigation to the New York Post.
But according to the paper, Turetsky has been questioned by his department. If proven accountable, the married officer could lose a month of vacation time.