Lieutenant Barbare was born in Anchorage, Alaska and was raised in a military family. Lieutenant Barbare grew up and lived in Annandale, Virginia which is a suburb of Washington D.C. and later began his law enforcement career with the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Public Safety until joining the Hanahan Police Department in January of 2000.
Lieutenant Barbare graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 1998 and has worked in the patrol division, police communications, and criminal investigations until being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and tasked with heading up the Office of Professional Standards.
Lieutenant Barbare is a certified instructor and carries specific certifications in Emergency Vehicle Operations, OC Chemical Instructor, and Accident Reconstructionist.
Lieutenant Barbare continues to participate in the community he works and lives in with his church, Masonic Lodge, and City of Hanahan programs such as lunch buddies which takes place in conjunction with the Hanahan Elementary School.