The Man Behind The Badge played out as any crime drama would in the 50's. In the case of a procedural anthology such as this, the viewer is taken, step by step, through an actual case, dramatized, and lifted from the files of a different law enforcement agency each week.
Originally, the series aired on CBS for a solid year from October 1953-October 1954. After a nearly 3 month break, the series returned, this time in syndication, with Charles Bickford, later of The Virginian, replacing original host-narrator Norman Rose. Bickford got a little more than 9 months before the series was cancelled for good.
CBS gave up on Badge because of a glut of crime dramas around this time, and that same glut, perhaps, kept viewers from finding it in syndication.
Following is a season 2 episode, narrated by Bickford, "The Case of the Priceless Passport", starring Willis Bouchey, Claude Akins, and Leon Askin (later of Hogan's Heroes):
The series is in public domain, so anyone could cobble together a DVD release. Either that, or individual episodes will turn up in themed compilation packages.