The series focuses on the tough journey that rookie cops go through after leaving the police academy. It's often hard to remember that the suspects featured here are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The majority of police officers are male and Caucasian; a few officers are female, Latino/a and/or African American. One officer notes that, as a man, it's hard for him to take orders from a female officer. Most of the people cited and/or arrested are African American and Latino and from lower-income communities.
Frequent discussions about violent criminal behavior, including assaults, stabbings, shootings, etc. Gunfire is heard at times; guns and Tasers are sometimes drawn. Graphic images of bloody corpses are sometimes shown. Alleged victims are shown pushing, shoving, screaming, shouting, etc. Officers are occasionally shown breaking up street fights and domestic disputes.
Occasional discussions about prostitution. Women and transvestites are sometimes shown wearing skimpy outfits.
Words like "damn" are sometimes heard, while stronger curse words like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of discussions about illegal drug activity; one drug bust results in the confiscation of crack cocaine (which is clearly visible on camera). One Jefferson Parish officer smokes cigarettes on the job.