The BEST Episodes of CHiPs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2019

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.


#1 - Overload

Season 5 - Episode 25

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

star 8.58
12 votes
Directors: Robert Pine
Writers: Robert Mitchell, Esther Mitchell
11-99: Officer Needs Help

#2 - 11-99: Officer Needs Help

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 8.44
16 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Kenneth Dorward, Rick Rosner
Mait Team

#3 - Mait Team

Season 2 - Episode 15

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 8.33
24 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: William D. Gordon, James Doherty, George Zateslo
Silent Partner

#4 - Silent Partner

Season 5 - Episode 19

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

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Gordon Hessler
Writers: Bruce Shelly
The Strippers

#5 - The Strippers

Season 3 - Episode 21

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 8.29
17 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Frank Telford
Ponch's Angels (1)

#6 - Ponch's Angels (1)

Season 4 - Episode 14

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

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rudolph Borchert, Rick Rosner
Ponch's Angels (2)

#7 - Ponch's Angels (2)

Season 4 - Episode 15

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

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: John Florea
Writers: Rudolph Borchert, Rick Rosner
Weed Wars

#8 - Weed Wars

Season 5 - Episode 5

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

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Rudolph Borchert

#9 - Sharks

Season 4 - Episode 13

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: Rick Rosner, Frank Telford
Home Fires Burning

#10 - Home Fires Burning

Season 4 - Episode 12

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 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Chuck Bail
Writers: Rex Benson, Judith Dark, Rick Rosner
Return of the Turks

#11 - Return of the Turks

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 8.17
29 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
Writers: Stephen Lord
The Watch Commander

#12 - The Watch Commander

Season 3 - Episode 11

A new watch commander, Lieutenant Bates, tries to make sure everything runs by the rule book but eventually sees the need for flexibility. A pair of thieves are renting tractor units and stealing packed trailers from loading bays.

star 8.13
23 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Frank Telford
Roller Disco (2)

#13 - Roller Disco (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2

Jon loses the skater he's been chasing. Meanwhile, Ponch is still looking for his skater but can't find him. Jon lets troubled popstar Jimmy Tyler stay at his apartment.

star 8.13
16 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: Rudolph Borchert
Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2

#14 - Drive, Lady, Drive: Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 10

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 8.11
19 votes
Directors: Don Weis
Writers: James Doherty, William D. Gordon

#15 - Firepower

Season 6 - Episode 18

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
Bomb Run

#16 - Bomb Run

Season 5 - Episode 7

The CHiPs have a task at a flight show. Bear meets his former girlfriend and nearly spouse Terry. Terry and her dad are planing to rob the flight show bureau. She tries to catch Bear again even she's married. Ponch takes flying lessons and is quite good, only the landings doesn't allow him to fly alone.

star 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Richard B. Mittleman
The Hawk and the Hunter

#17 - The Hawk and the Hunter

Season 4 - Episode 18

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
16 votes
Writers: Rick Mittleman, Rick Rosner
Crash Course

#18 - Crash Course

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 8.05
21 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: John Huff, L. Ford Neale, Rick Rosner
The Return of the Supercycle

#19 - The Return of the Supercycle

Season 3 - Episode 7

Ponch ends up in hospital when he crashes while pursuing a jewelry thief on a motorbike. Jon and Ponch think it could be Roy Yarnell, who's back in town with his own stunt show. Meanwhile, a new female officer is interested in Jon, but his colleagues think she's there to spy on them.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: Richard B. Mittleman
A Simple Operation

#20 - A Simple Operation

Season 4 - Episode 21

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
15 votes
Writers: Rick Rosner, James Schmerer
Anything But the Truth

#21 - Anything But the Truth

Season 5 - Episode 6

Jon and Ponch try to track down a man who is terrorising female drivers, and aren't helped by the fact that their main witness is a compulsive liar.

star 8.00
13 votes
Directors: Michael Caffey
Writers: Dick Nelson
Diamond in the Rough

#22 - Diamond in the Rough

Season 5 - Episode 8

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
9 votes
Writers: Steve Greenberg, Aubrey Solomon
Fun House

#23 - Fun House

Season 6 - Episode 19

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: Chuck Bail
Writers: Gerald Sanford
The Sheik

#24 - The Sheik

Season 2 - Episode 9

Jon and Ponch are frustrated by diplomatic immunity protecting a reckless driver.

star 7.97
29 votes
Directors: Phil Bondelli
Writers: Jerry Thomas

#25 - Jailbirds

Season 3 - Episode 16

First Jon then Ponch get put in jail for contempt of court when they refuse to name their informant. Getraer gets the rest of the team searching through parking violations to prove the defendant was no stranger to the raided warehouse.

star 7.96
24 votes
Directors: Bruce Kessler
Writers: James Schmerer