Dabadie was born in Baton Rouge and graduated from Baker High School. He attended Arkansas State University and Louisiana State University on a football scholarship. He
joined the Baton Rouge Police Department in 1985, as a second generation police officer just a year after his father, Lt. Carl Dabadie Sr. was killed in the
line of duty.
Dabadie is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 224) and has served as Director of Training, Assistant Uniform Patrol Commander
and Chief of Staff.
Carl's hobbies include fishing, woodworking and motorcycling. He is married to Carla Settoon Dabadie and is the proud father of two boys.