|Written by||Mort Briskin|
|Directed by||Paul Guilfoyle|
|Presented by||Everett Sloane|
|Theme music composer||Jack Shaindlin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Running time||25 mins.|
|Production companies||Desilu Productions|
National Telefilm Associates
|Distributor||National Telefilm Associates|
|Original release||1957 –|
March 19, 1958
The series was written and produced by Mort Briskin for Desilu Productions and National Telefilm Associates in cooperation with Official Detective magazine. Around 40 episodes were produced, and these aired on the NTA Film Network between July 1957 and April 1958. Producer Mort Briskin would go on to produce other series for NTA and Desilu. The episodes of Official Detective are archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive in Los Angeles.
Desilu employed professional detectives as technical advisers to ensure that procedures depicted in the program accurately represented real-life police work. Scripts were adapted from articles published in Official Detective magazine, and officials at the magazine reviewed the scripts' content for accuracy.