The Highway Patrol is a Hot Wheels Original Model designed by Larry Wood and Bob Rosas which debuted in the 1978 Flying Colors series. It is based on the 1978 California Highway Patrol Dodge Monaco. It has the pushbar, the staked headlights and the grille of the Monaco. There is a light bar on top together with some lights and sirens.
This casting is known under many different names, depending on the theme and paint scheme: Fire Chaser, Fire Chief, Sheriff Patrol, and Gleamer Patrol, for which it was retooled to have a plastic body.
The Highway Patrol has come out in the following 1/64 versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|-||1978||Flying Colors||White||'Highway Patrol' on sides, '12' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Blue)||Black||BW||2019||Hong Kong|
|-||1978||Flying Colors||White||'Highway Patrol' on sides, '12' on sides & top||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Blue)||Black||BW||2019||Hong Kong|
|-||1979||1979 Hot Wheels (Rescue Team)||White||'Highway Patrol' on sides, '12' on sides and top||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Blue)||Black||BW||2019||Hong Kong|
|-||1982||1982 Hot Wheels||Black||4 White door tampos||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||BW||2019||Hong Kong||Named Sheriff Patrol|
|-||1982||1982 Hot Wheels||Black||4 White door tampos||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||BW||2019||Malaysia||Named Sheriff Patrol|
|1985||Main Line||Metalflake Blue||Black, White and Yellow Tampos on 2 doors and roof||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||BW||9526||Hong Kong||Named Sheriff Patrol|
|1985||Workhorses||Metalflake Blue||4 White doors||Unpainted / Metal||Named Sheriff Patrol|
|1986||Club Exclusive||Metalflake Blue||Airport Security 301||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Blue)||Black||BW||France||French only to Masters Of The Universe Club|
|1989?||Color Racers||None||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Blue)||White||BW|
|1989?||Color Racers||Black, White Yellow "Police" / "Star Taxi"||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Black)||Black||BW|
|1990||Park 'n Plates||Black||White Doors; Yellow "Police" White "104"||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Blue)||Tan||BW|
|59||1991||Gleam Team||Dark Chrome||None, embossed texture||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Black)||Tan||BW||Named Gleamer Patrol; Textured plastic body|