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The Man Behind the Badge is a half-hour American television police drama series which aired on CBS from October 11, 1953, to October 3, 1954. Originally hosted by Norman Rose. In its second syndicated season, the host became character actor Charles Bickford.

In its first season, The Man Behind the Badge aired live on Sundays at 9:30 p.m. EST opposite ABC's Jukebox Jury. A filmed version of the program was syndicated to local stations by MCA TV. In an interview with Kliph Nesteroff, assistant director Arthur Marks stated the filmed episodes were shot at the same time and on the same sets as Treasury Men in Action. Bernard J. Prockter produced the series in Hollywood.

The series is based on real crime stories from around the world. In addition to police, the subjects of episodes included judges, park rangers, parole officers, and public defenders. Topics of episodes included divorce, life in a boys' home, and rehabilitation.

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