The BEST Episodes of CHiPs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Network: NBC

Lighthearted look at the adventures of two Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two motorcycle officers always on the street to save lives.

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#1 - Overload

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired May 2, 1982

Computer-theft plotters jam the CHP computer center and attempt to rendezvous with an ocean-bound yacht.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Robert Pine
Writers: Esther Mitchell, Robert Mitchell
11-99: Officer Needs Help

#2 - 11-99: Officer Needs Help

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 18, 1981

A new system is put in use to send back-up faster to injured officers. Testing it, Jon and Ponch track down thieves that are stealing delivery trucks from loading docks

star 8.37
19 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Kenneth Dorward, Rick Rosner
Weed Wars

#3 - Weed Wars

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 1981

Due to lack of laws on minors a young boy is used for drug smuggling.

star 8.35
17 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Rudolph Borchert
Ponch's Angels (1)

#4 - Ponch's Angels (1)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 28, 1981

Ponch and Jon are assigned to train the CHP's first female motorcycle cops.

star 8.31
16 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rick Rosner, Rudolph Borchert
Mait Team

#5 - Mait Team

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 13, 1979

Officer Sindy Cahill is involved in an accident that claims nearly a dozen lives. Jon and Ponch become part of the Major Accident Investigation Team to try to discover the cause.

star 8.28
29 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: George Zateslo, James Doherty, William D. Gordon

#6 - Sharks

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 22, 1981

A supposedly quiet day of scuba-diving finds Ponch and Jon face-to-face with a ring of drug smugglers and sharks.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Frank Telford, Rick Rosner
Ponch's Angels (2)

#7 - Ponch's Angels (2)

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 1, 1981

The newly trained female officers nab a pair of thieves operating in and around a large marina.

star 8.25
16 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rick Rosner, Rudolph Borchert
The Strippers

#8 - The Strippers

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 16, 1980

A Mercedes belonging to Jon's girlfriend gets stolen while they're skydiving. Jon and Ponch's subsequent investigation results in them crossing paths with a pair of narcotics officers who are investigating a similar drug smuggling operation.

star 8.19
21 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Frank Telford
Crash Course

#9 - Crash Course

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 4, 1981

A car thief moves into the robbery business. Ponch has some problems to sort out with his bank account.

star 8.17
23 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: John Huff, L. Ford Neale, Rick Rosner

#10 - Nightingale

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 23, 1980

Various CHP officers encounter a mysterious female doctor who treats accident victims, then disappears before anyone gets her details. A teenage couple try to run away to Canada, but their van breaks down on the freeway.

star 8.12
26 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Kenneth Dorward
Drive, Lady, Drive (2)

#11 - Drive, Lady, Drive (2)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 10, 1979

Donna/Linda is taken back to her foster home, but Candi suspects something is wrong. Jon and Ponch catch the dune buggy, and Jon discovers the hijackers' hideout.

star 8.10
21 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: James Doherty, William D. Gordon

#12 - Firepower

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 6, 1983

Ponch and Bobby try to catch a gang of bikers selling dangerous weapons on the black market.

star 8.09
11 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Donald L. Gold
Silent Partner

#13 - Silent Partner

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 28, 1982

Escaping car thieves injure Grossman. Jon and Ponch mistake a man with a hearing and speech defect for a drunken driver.

star 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Gordon Hessler
Writers: Bruce Shelly
Return of the Turks

#14 - Return of the Turks

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 25, 1978

A man pretending to be a CHP officer continually gets Ponch into trouble.

star 8.06
32 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
Writers: Stephen Lord
The Hawk and the Hunter

#15 - The Hawk and the Hunter

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 5, 1981

Jon and Ponch probe into a case involving an environmentalist's allegations that Baricza's father, Pete, is polluting their town with his insecticides.

star 8.06
17 votes
Writers: Rick Mittleman, Rick Rosner
Home Fires Burning

#16 - Home Fires Burning

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 1981

As part of an insurance scam, arsonists start burning down mobile homes, causing chaos for Jon and Ponch. Meanwhile, they prepare for a basketball game.

star 8.00
13 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Judith Dark, Rex Benson, Rick Rosner
A Simple Operation

#17 - A Simple Operation

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired May 17, 1981

Getraer injures his eye in a motorcycle accident and ends up in the hospital. A hit man thinks Getraer saw his attack and plans to eliminate him.

star 8.00
16 votes
Writers: James Schmerer, Rick Rosner
Diamond in the Rough

#18 - Diamond in the Rough

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 1981

A friend of Getraer's son is involved in an accident, while a gang of criminals plot a complex bank robbery. Getraer is giving Timmies friend a home while they're searching for his dad. Timmies friend has much problems with the role of a father as he never had one.

star 8.00
10 votes
Writers: Aubrey Solomon, Steve Greenberg
A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II)

#19 - A Threat of War (a.k.a. Karate II)

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 21, 1982

Ponch and Jon tackle two karate chopping gangs. The officers meet Andy Macedon, Danny and Rivas again. A pine plant programm helps to solve the gang problems. No one believes Andy that he is no criminal anymore.

star 8.00
12 votes
Writers: Doug Heyes Jr.
Fun House

#20 - Fun House

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 13, 1983

Ponch and Bobby look into a series of thefts at a local campus, while Bruce tries to find a little girl who is abducted by a woman.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Charles Bail
Writers: Gerald Sanford

#21 - CHP BMX

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 3, 1979

Jon and Sindy are training a BMX team for kids. Ponch takes care of a young boy who was caught vandalizing his school. Getraer is so distracted over his son's accident that he accidentally releases a dangerous drug dealer.

star 7.96
24 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rick Mittleman

#22 - Vigilante

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired May 3, 1981

Ponch and Jon investigate a mysterious vandal harassing Getraer and his family. They also have to get a handle on a local community patrol operation. One of its members has become a vigilante, using excessive force while trying to fight crime in remembrance of his son who was run down by a drunk driver.

star 7.93
15 votes
Directors: Arnold Laven
Writers: Rick Rosner, Stephen Lord

#23 - E.M.T.

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 19, 1980

A swerving driver pulled over by Jon and Ponch turns out to be a fireman. Back at Central they volunteer for an E.M.T. course without reading the small print. The course is run by the fireman they pulled over, and he gives them a hard time. Later, Jon and Ponch save a car crash victim with a hang glider, and rescue a pair of kids from their cave-like den under the freeway.

star 7.93
28 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Frank Dandridge, Jerry Thomas
Forty Tons of Trouble

#24 - Forty Tons of Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 11, 1981

Jon, Ponch, and the gang try to stop a group of thieves that are stealing heavy equipment from an independent construction company owner.

star 7.90
21 votes
Directors: Gordon Hessler
Writers: James Schmerer, Rick Rosner
Tow Truck Lady

#25 - Tow Truck Lady

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 9, 1980

A tow truck driver steals cars with his tow truck to pay off a loan.

star 7.90
31 votes
Directors: Larry Wilcox
Writers: Max Hodge