In a spin-off episode, Ocean City PD motorcycle officers Paula Woods and Melanie Mitchell are promoted to detective and investigate a murder.
Did You Know?
, who plays investigator Melanie Mitchell, played Ponch's girlfriend Jennifer in CHiPs: Ponch's Angels: Part 1
(1981) that aired 10 months earlier in February 1981. This makes for an interesting casting situation. In the earlier story, Jennifer was jealous of the new CHP officer Ponch was having to train. That new officer was Melanie Mitchell, the character Cindy Morgan is now playing. In other words she is playing the character here that her former character was jealous of. See more
Police detectives do not use their own cars for official business, notably 12 year old Chevy Novas. See more