I've been rooting around in the cheap bin at Wal-Mart and came across "FUZZ" from 1972 with Burt Reynolds, Tom Skerritt and a bunch of other big names (part of a 3 movies for $5 pack). It's a comedy-drama type movie that probably was copying it's style from MASH. The story takes place in a police precinct with a large cast and has a large dose of comedy mixed in with a couple of serious story lines. It was not all that good mainly from the comedy being very dated but what struck me as funny, is how inappropriate a lot of the jokes they were doing in this movie would be today.
Based on one of the 87th Precinct police procedural novels by Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter).