Highway Patrol

Weekdays at 5 AM
Saturdays at 5 AM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
Fast cars. Wide open spaces. Violent criminals. Police Chief Dan Mathews (Broderick Crawford) is tasked with maintaining law and order along the expansive rural highways of the western United States. The gruff, fast-talking cop zips from place to place in his patrol car, encountering excitement at every turn.


Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4

Ep 1: Prison Break (aka Roadblock - Pilot)

A vicious, unpredictable prison escapee hijacks a school bus in a daring attempt to escape his pursuers.

Ep 2: Machine Napping

Two thieves steal a $100,000 computer and demand that amount as ransom in exchange for its safe return.

Ep 3: Reckless Driving

Tragedy results when an impatient traveling salesman speeds recklessly.

Ep 4: Lookout

An innocent man is pursued by the Highway Patrol and felons when he unknowing helps a robber escape.

Ep 5: Gambling

Dan Mathews and his officers assist a county sheriff in closing down a club that offers illicit gambling.

Ep 6: Hitchhiker

Dan Matthews discovers insurance fraud and a murder made to look accidental.

Ep 7: Desert Town

Dan Matthews investigates when a small town wants him to leave.

Ep 8: Radioactive

Dan Mathews and his officers race against time to find a stolen oil indicator device that contains potentially lethal radioactive pellets.

Ep 9: Reformed Criminal

Dan Matthews investigates when a courier with a criminal record disappears with money.

Ep 10: Father Thief

A young man must cover up his father's theft.

Ep 11: Retired Gangster

Dan Mathews personally takes on the task of protecting a former crime boss who is scheduled to testify before a grand jury.

Ep 12: Phony Insurance

Highway Patrol looks into a maintenance service that may have ulterior motives.

Ep 13: Escort

Dan Matthews follows a senator when word gets out that a racketeer plans to murder him.

Ep 14: Resort

A recovering addict gives Dan Mathews a tip on a distribution center cover.

Ep 15: Girl Bandit

A woman tries to flee the country but not before stealing her husband's money.

Ep 16: Mountain Copter

Highway Patrol chases an injured felon through dangerous mountain terrain.

Ep 18: Scared Cop

A Highway Patrol officer resigns when he's unable to subdue his own brother, an escaped prisoner.

Ep 17: Lie Detector

Dan Mathews utilizes polygraph testing to identify those responsible for the violent robbery of a motel owner.

Ep 19: Harbor Story

Highway Patrol tracks three robbers who pose as fishermen.

Ep 20: Hit and Run

Dan Matthews helps a family cope after their daughter is involved with a hit-and-run.

Ep 21: Car Theft

Dan Mathews investigates a wrecking yard linked to illegal car activity.

Ep 22: Human Bomb

An engineer sets out on a suicide mission against his former employer.

Ep 23: Plane Crash

A crashed plane leads to a murder and a kidnapping.

Ep 24: Desert Copter

Highway Patrol pursues a ruthless murder suspect trying to escape using desert roads.

Ep 25: Plant Robbery

Highway Patrol close in on robbers who are led by an explosive and unpredictable leader.

Ep 26: Released Convert

A patient parolee decides the time is finally right to attempt the recovery of stolen money.

Ep 27: Motorcycle

A grudge leads to the accidental death of a Highway Patrol officer.

Ep 28: Mental Patient

An escapee from a mental hospital is the primary suspect in the violent death of a farmer.

Ep 29: License Plates

Dan Matthews pursues a recidivist thief with a tip from a young boy.

Ep 30: Hitchhiker Dies

A hitchhiker implicates a man who gave him a ride.

Ep 31: Blast Area Copter

A gunman and his female hostage unwittingly wander into a designated blasting area.

Ep 32: Anti-Toxin

Dan Mathews and his officers attempt to ensure the delivery of life-saving serum to a young boy.

Ep 33: Dead Patrolman

A Highway Patrol officer is murdered while pursuing a car stolen from a lonely bookstore owner.

Ep 34: Art Robbery

Two thieves get more than they bargained for when their plan goes awry.

Ep 35: Runaway Boy

Highway Patrol tracks a young, resourceful runaway.

Ep 36: Taxi

A botched gas station robbery results in murder and abduction.

Ep 37: Missing Witness

A woman attempts to help her innocent fiancé and discovers a killer may still be at large.

Ep 38: Prospector

A poor prospector arouses suspicion when he suddenly begins paying off long-standing debts.

Ep 39: Christmas Story

Dan Mathews and Sergeant Corey spend Christmas Eve searching for a lost girl.

Ep 1: The Search

Several law-abiding citizens unknowingly help a charming murderer escape.

Ep 2: Kidnap Copter

Highway Patrol races to the rescue when a kidnapped victim is injured in the mountains.

Ep 3: Trailer Story

A murderous fugitive takes a newlywed couple hostage.

Ep 4: Fisherman's Luck

Dan Mathews investigates the strange theft of a wrecked car.

Ep 5: Magazine Writer

Dan Mathews discovers one corpse that's the key to two felonies.

Ep 6: Typhoid Carrier

Dan Mathews swings into action to prevent a grief-crazed father from a revenge killing.

Ep 7: Hot Rod

Dan Mathews puts the brakes on high-speed death, when he tracks down hot-rod killers.

Ep 8: Hot Cargo

Dan Mathews struggles in hand-to-hand combat with a gang of hijackers.

Ep 9: Oil Lease

Dan Mathews joins forces with the Army in a desperate attempt to capture two dangerous men armed with a bazooka.

Ep 10: Ex-Con

Dan Mathews tries to prevent desperate ex-convicts from harming a woman hostage.

Ep 11: Motel Robbery

Dan Mathews races against time to capture motel bandits before they strike again.

Ep 12: Stolen Car Ring

Dan Mathews almost gets the wrong man in a ring of clever car thieves.

Ep 13: Escaped Mental Patient

Dan Mathews winds up face-to-face with a homicidal maniac.

Ep 14: Armored Car

Dan Mathews races to find a missing armored truck and rescue its endangered guard.

Ep 15: Migrant Workers

Dan Mathews hunts a low form of killer who preys on the poor.

Ep 16: Ranch Copter

Dan Mathews searches for a man to protect him from his brother-in-law's plan to kill him.

Ep 17: Amnesia

Dan Mathews finds an injured woman victim of amnesia on a lonely mountain road.

Ep 18: Statue of Limitations

Dan Mathews attempts to catch three robbers before the statute of limitations runs out.

Ep 19: Resident Officer

Dan Mathews searches for the murderers of a fellow officer.

Ep 20: Psycho

Dan Mathews re-enacts a murder-mystery with a madman.

Ep 21: Counterfeit

Dan Mathews tracks down a ring of expert forgers.

Ep 22: Suspected Cop

Dan Mathews must prove a patrolman's innocence before a newspaper prints the story.

Ep 23: Trojan Horse

Dan Mathews works hard to outsmart three desperate criminals who resort to using a clever ruse.

Ep 24: Female Hitchhiker

Dan Mathews tracks a trio of highway killers and walks into a trap.

Ep 25: Nitro

Dan Mathews pursues a counterfeiting gang and winds up with a murderer.

Ep 26: Motorcycle

Dan Mathews finds a way to stop hold-up bandits.

Ep 27: Officer's Wife

A retired patrolman feels guilty when his partner dies.

Ep 28: Stripped Cars

Dan Mathews goes after two brothers who hijack cars.

Ep 29: Convict's Wife

An escaped convict abducts his estranged wife and forces her to help him elude the Highway Patrol.

Ep 30: Reformation

Dan Mathews protects a thief from a brutal gunman.

Ep 31: Stolen Plane Copter

Two convicts steal an airplane to escape from prison.

Ep 32: Gem Robbery

A young boy's slingshot helps Dan Mathews capture two armed criminals.

Ep 33: Wounded

A young boy's sligshot helps Dan Mathews capture two armed criminals.

Ep 34: Fake Cop

A hold-up artist impersonates a Highway Patrol officer.

Ep 35: Double Cross

Treachery and murder result after a bonded bank messenger, his wife and an accomplice steal a payroll.

Ep 36: Narcotics

Drug dealers murder a roadside diner owner for his location.

Ep 37: Hired Killer

Dan Mathews races to save an innocent man from a murderous stranger.

Ep 38: Hostage Copter

Dan Mathews uses the Highway Patrol helicopter to rescue a terror-stricken girl from abductors.

Ep 39: Rabies (Christmas)

Dan Mathews desperately searches for a little girl who has been bitten by a rabid dog.

Ep 1: Hypo Bandit

Dan Mathews learns that a vicious bandit is on the loose with a "killer drug."

Ep 2: Efficiency Secretary

Only Dan Mathews can outwit a cunning female thief who robs unsuspecting men.

Ep 3: Temptation

Dan Mathews must clear an innocent boy of a grand larceny at the risk of his own life.

Ep 4: Safecracker

A talented safecracker runs afoul of the Highway Patrol.

Ep 5: Mistaken Identity

Dan Mathews rigs an ingenious trap to snare a kidnapper.

Ep 6: Hostage Family Copter

Dan Mathews finds a trigger-happy madman holding a terrified family at gunpoint.

Ep 7: The Sniper

With a man-hunting gunman on the loose, Dan Mathews springs a manhunt of his own

Ep 8: Hot Dust

Dan Matthews searches for a laboratory worker who exposed himself to radioactive isotopes.

Ep 9: Witness Wife

A man witnesses the disposal of a body and finds himself in danger.

Ep 10: Dead Hunter

A hunting accident leads Dan Matthews to investigate.

Ep 11: Convicted Innocent

When a man is exonerated for murder, he goes after the witness who identified him.

Ep 12: Chain Store

When a masked gunman holds up several supermarkets, Dan Mathews sets an unusual trap to catch him.

Ep 13: Double Death

A wrongly-convicted parolee becomes coldly determined to get revenge on his former business partner.

Ep 14: Hideout

Dan Mathews rushes to the scene when a woman kills a wanted thief.

Ep 15: Mother's March

Dan Matthews investigates when a local beautician is blamed for a crime.

Ep 16: Slain Cabby

Dan Matthews uses taxi drivers as bait for criminals.

Ep 17: Insulin

Two hoodlums attempt to murder their former cellmate by withholding his insulin.

Ep 18: The 7th Green

The Highway Patrol exposes a ruthless man who operates a professional hideout for criminals.

Ep 19: Foster Child

Dan Matthews puts out an APB to catch an armed fugitive: a 10-year-old male.

Ep 20: Lady Bandits

Two girls stage a series of armed robberies using an ingenious trick.

Ep 21: Revenge

Ex-convict Gerald Gray swears to kill Dan Mathews for sending him to prison.

Ep 22: Tear Gas Copter

Three gunmen slug a Highway Patrol officer and take a housewife hostage.

Ep 23: Deaf Mute

Dan Matthews must come to the rescue of a young girl and her father.

Ep 24: Hit and Run

A hit-and-run exposes an attempted robbery.

Ep 25: Fear

A family man is forced to commit murder when his past is revealed.

Ep 26: Careless Cop

A Highway Patrol officer gets shot after a fatal mistake.

Ep 27: Policewoman

An undercover policewoman has her identity compromised just before she tells Dan Matthews her location.

Ep 28: The Truckers

Highway Patrol investigates pharmaceutical robberies in which the victims are rendered temporarily unconscious.

Ep 29: Credit Card

Credit card thieves meet their match when they take advantage of a female victim.

Ep 30: Psycho-killer

When Dan Matthews discovers a sinister plot among the "Lonely Hearts" newspaper advertisements, he sets a trap for a madman.

Ep 31: Suicide

Two brothers find themselves at odds when a crime syndicate orders one to attack the other.

Ep 32: Phony Cop

A husband and wife come up with a ruse to trick the Highway Patrol.

Ep 33: The Judge

Red Baker escapes from prison and sets out to destroy the judge who sent him there.

Ep 34: Dan's Vacation

Dan Mathews plans a much-needed vacation at his favorite fishing lodge, only to find himself in the middle of a drug syndicate.

Ep 35: Explosives

An enraged husband plans a bombing to take out himself, his wife and his boss.

Ep 36: Hostage Officer

When an officer is taken captive, Mathews uses his expert skill in radio-electronics to locate the fugitives and free his officer.

Ep 37: Double Copter

Dan Matthews gives chase when a man escapes from the State Penitentiary.

Ep 38: Dan Sick

When Dan Mathews falls ill with mysterious symptoms, he must discover what's wrong in order to save a young boy who's suffering from the same thing.

Ep 39: Reward

When farmers attempt to capture an armed murderer, Dan Matthews goes to stop them.

Ep 1: Frightened Witness

A newlywed couples helps the Highway Patrol capture a bandit before he kills again.

Ep 2: Hostage

Mathews tracks a killer to his hideout and takes a million-to-one chance to rescue his hostages.

Ep 3: Family Affair

A wife engineers a brilliant scheme for her husband’s escape from the penitentiary.

Ep 4: Transmitter Danger

Two men steal a supply of TNT to blow up a safe. Only Dan Mathews knows that the TNT is set to be detonated by a radio signal.

Ep 5: Gambling Story

A professional gambler decides to eliminate his competitor's illegal gambling room by staging a murder in his rival's place of business.

Ep 6: Train Copter

Dan Matthews investigates when robbers turn on each other.

Ep 7: Portrait of Death

When a missing artist turns up dead, Dan Matthews investigates.

Ep 8: Train Robbery

Two gunmen take over an isolated railroad station, planning to kill the crew of an oncoming train and escape with a fortune in cash.

Ep 9: Deadly Diamonds

Dan Matthews uncovers a plot to steal from three traveling jewelers.

Ep 10: Blood Money

Dan Mathews springs into action when a man tries to avenge his brother's murder.

Ep 11: False Confession

A man confesses to a crime he didn't commit to obtain the reward.

Ep 12: Confidence Game

When a con artist swindles an elderly man, Dan Mathews puts his force into motion to capture him.

Ep 16: Breath of a Child

Dan Mathews tries to find a sailor who's been exposed to a deadly and contagious disease.

Ep 13: Split Robbery

Armed robbers hold the wife of a supermarket manager hostage until her husband turns over the receipts of his store.

Ep 14: The Trap

The Highway Patrol transports a convict to the state prison.

Ep 15: Expose

After a newspaperman writes an incriminating article, racketeers set a trap.

Ep 17: Narcotics Racket

Swindlers pose as Federal Narcotics Officers to dupe family members.

Ep 18: Copter Cave In

A gunman fleeing from prison forces a prospector to hide him in an abandoned gold mine.

Ep 19: Gem Robbery

When an employee of a diamond importing firm goes missing, Highway Patrol suspects foul play.

Ep 20: Mexican Chase

The California and Mexican highway patrols hunt a car-theft ring operating across the border.

Ep 21: Framed Cop

A man sets out to get even with the Highway Patrolman who put his brother in prison.

Ep 22: The Collector

When a man blackmailing others is accidently killed, past secrets threaten to emerge.

Ep 23: Revenge

After his father is killed in an automobile accident, a young man sets out to get even.

Ep 24: Brave Boy

When a boy's father is killed by a burglar, Chief Mathews leads the highway patrol in pursuit of the killer.

Ep 25: Diversion Robbery

Chief Matthews rushes to track down a pair of robbers with a single fingerprint.

Ep 26: Cargo Hi Jack

Dan Matthews finally gets a lead on a sneaky hijack gang.

Ep 27: Hitch Hiker

Dan Matthews investigates when a hitchhiking incident goes bad.

Ep 28: Illegal Entry

Dan Matthews investigates an illegal immigration racket.

Ep 29: Killer on the Run

A counterfeiting gang chases a man down when he crosses them.

Ep 30: Prisoner Exchange Copter

When a small town sheriff captures a racketeer, they summon the Highway Patrol.

Ep 31: Dan Hostage

Dan Matthews investigates when a restaurant holdup turns into a kidnapping.

Ep 32: Woman Escapees

Dan Mathews organizes a tight Highway Patrol when two criminals escape.

Ep 33: Auto Press

Highway Patrol investigates a husband-wife holdup team that bungles a filling station job.

Ep 34: Express Delivery

Two thieves attempt to rob the courier of a gem corporation.

Ep 35: Desperate Men

Two criminals flee the scene of a robbery and murder, and take refuge in a hospital's boiler room.

Ep 36: Confession

When gangsters turn on one of their own, Highway Patrol Chief Mathews sets up a stakeout at the crook's house.

Ep 37: Detour to Death

Highway Patrol investigates when a criminal trio use a fake detour sign to misdirect motorists to a lonely road.

Ep 38: Fire

An arsonist sets fire to a warehouse, bringing the Highway Patrol in pursuit.

Ep 39: Bank Messenger

Highway Patrol investigates a criminal duo targeting banks.