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Real Stories of the Highway Patrol

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Real Stories of the Highway Patrol
  • Police
  • Reality
Created by
  • Wayne Lepoff
  • Mark Massari
StarringMaury Hannigan
Narrated byBeau Weaver
Theme music composerLarry Brown
Opening theme"I'm Looking Out for You" by Belize
Ending theme"I'm Looking Out for You" (instrumental)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes780
Executive producerMark Massari

Wayne Lepoff

Gary Gannaway
ProducerMark Massari
Production companies
  • Mark Massari Productions
  • Leap Off Productions
Original release
ReleaseMarch 22, 1993 (1993-03-22) –
June 29, 1998 (1998-06-29)

Real Stories of the Highway Patrol is a half-hour syndicated television series which ran in the United States for six seasons from March 22, 1993[1] to June 29, 1998, Started in the UK, it's produced by Mark Massari Productions and ITV2 on 2004-2009, Granada and VCI, later 2 Entertain in VHS and DVD releases, and STV Productions in 2010-2016. series 1 premiered on November 15, 2004, series 2 premiered on September 8, 2008, series 3 premiered on January 11, 2010, series 4 premiered in January 14, 2013, series 5 premiered in February 9, 2015 and series 6 premiered in May 30, 2016. for a total of 780 episodes,[2] capitalizing on the success of "real-life" police series such as Cops. Production companies were Mark Massari Productions, and Leap Off Productions, and was distributed by Genesis Entertainment, New World International, and later New World/Genesis Distribution. The show described as Cops meets America's Most Wanted.


The series revolved around the stories of highway patrol officers and state police from across the country, who would give commentary on a particularly difficult (or sometimes, comedic) arrest they made. At times, the officer's work caused them grievous injury and a subsequent commendation from their department. Each crime and subsequent arrest was adapted for the viewing audiences, though some segments were shot in a traditional multiple-camera setup, rather than emulating the single-camera cinéma vérité style of COPS.

The series was hosted by Maury Hannigan, who at the time was Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol.


Series Start date End date Channels
1 19 April 2004 21 March 2008 ITV2
2 8 September 2008 13 February 2009
3 11 January 2010 28 December 2012 STV
4 14 January 2013 6 February 2015
5 9 February 2015 27 May 2016
6 30 May 2016 29 July 2016
VHS and DVD Company
1 3 January 2005 24 July 2009 VCI
2 5 September 2011 20 April 2012 2 Entertain

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  1. ^ [1] from Broadcasting & Cable
  2. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 986. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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