I saw "The New Centurions" on television back in the late 1970's. I thought it was a good movie about the police work. The movie is based on the book written by a former LAPD officer Joseph Wambaugh. Alot of the movie is a depressing because it deals with alcoholism, divorce, and suicide. Even though the movie was based on the LAPD back in the 1960's, alot of it still rings true today. You see several young officers in the academy going thru PT and other training. Then, they graduate the academy and are sent to a high crime division to beginning training with a TO (training officer). Immediately, Kilvinsky tells Stacy Keach character to forget about half of what he learn in the academy because it is useless. You see them going to various radio calls. The most interesting part of the movie is when George C. Scott charater starts telling Roy (Keach) how he deals with various crimes (Kilvinsky Law). The scene with the hookers in the back of the paddy wagon is funny. It is a good movie about some of what happens in police patrol cars and handling calls. It is kind of depressing but, it is still a good movie.