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In September 1905, the Surete Nationale exhibited a painting series with its former heads. However, the first
painting of the series showed Pierre Allard, Vidocq's successor. The newspaper L'Exclusive reported on 17
September 1905 that on obtaining information concerning the omission, they had gotten the answer that Vidocq
never had been head of the Surete.
While his written works received applause in his native France, it was actually Great
Britain that craved them. In the United Kingdom, law enforcement officers were greatly
respected, unlike French gendarmes of the time who were oft viewed as puppet figures of
a conniving monarchy.