When the organizers of the “Across The Bay 10K” needed a serious security expert they contacted Barry Donadio. He is the President of Public Security LLC. This is a high effective private security and investigation firm. They also provide security and event staff for large events. For many of Mr. Donadio’s clients, the choice to pick him and his company was easy. He is a seasoned former member of the U.S. Secret Service and Military War Veteran. “He certainly knows what he is doing” said an unidentified Public Security LLC client.
Public Security LLC is licensed to provide clients armed security and private investigations services in Maryland, Washington DC and New York. They are a registered U.S. Government Contractor and are also registered to do business with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (NATO).
Most recently, they have registered to do business and provide other services in Virginia and Pennsylvania. They even provide Fire Guards for clients as well as a highly professional Concierge Staff.
For the November 6th 2016 “Across The Bay 10K” they provided over 65 Event Staff and Security Personnel to keep the event safe along with a twist of customer service added in by their lovely Staff.
“My Staff have always accomplished their mission”. “They are young, energetic, they provide security with a smile and they are very focused on assisting our clients.” We have received a high recommendation from the “Across The Bay 10K” race organizers and we will continue to offer expertise to this client in the future.” said company Donadio.
Mr. Donadio explained that the “Across The Bay 10K” event is actually the 5th largest 10K run event in the entire United States. The event requires extreme attention planning and execution of Security and Event Staff duties and functions.
The event attracted over 22,000 participants and spectators. Even Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, his Staff and many state and local Politicians were there. Public Security LLC maintained security for the VIP section at the finish line where many of these Politicians congregated. Mr. Donadio said that he had former members of the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Marine Corps, and even an active Physician present providing close security protection at the finish line. Mr. Donadio added, ” I had a high level group of Security Agents out there during the event and they preformed superbly.”” I am very proud of the entire Security and Event Staff who covered this event.”” We had not one incident of criminal activity that I am aware of.””That is because of the professionalism and command presence of our Officers.”
PRESS RELEASE | Chester, Maryland | Public Security LLC | Public Affairs Division
Barry Donadio said “We are hiring again!”
He is the President of the private security and investigation firm “Public Security LLC”. The company is licensed in Maryland, Washington D.C. and New York. It is also a registered business in Virginia and is currently seeking registration in Pennsylvania. The company is a U.S. Government Contractor and is registered to do business with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
You may recall that Public Security LLC hired 65 Marylanders in November 2016.
Public Security LLC was formed in New York in August of 2012 and has been growing ever since. They have proven themselves to be trusted and able to complete security protective missions to include a deployment to the recent Baltimore riots.
Mr. Donadio explained that his company needs people that are worthy of trust and confidence. “Trust is our most important trait” said Mr. Donadio.
The paragraphs below are taken from the Public Security LLC website.
Duties: Physical security, outer perimeter executive protection, marked vehicle patrols, bike patrols, foot patrols, entry control, counter insurgency, anti-terrorism, confront and stop active shooter threats.
*Former or current Police Officer.
*Active U.S. Military
*U.S. Military Veteran
*Former of current Park Ranger, Bailiff, Public Safety, Corrections
*Former or Current Special Patrolman or Special Police
*Former or Current Code Enforcement, Harbor Master, University Police
*Licensed Security Professional
All Security Officer Applicants are required in the very least to have submitted their license to be a Security Officer in the state that they will operate in.
Barry Donadio was recognized in a statement released by the company Titan Global LLC on July 12th 2016.
“Titan would like to recognize its newest strategic partner, consultant, and personal friend, Barry Donadio. ”
Titan Global LLC had chosen Barry Donadio for partnership because he led a honorable career in the Volunteer Fire Service, the United States Military, Law Enforcement, and the United States Secret Service. He was assigned directly to the White House to protect Presidents Bush and Obama. He also served in multiple Middle Eastern war zones during his career. In 2013, he authored the book ” TWA Flight 800 First Responder Witness Account”. This is his account describing his actions during the rescue of TWA Flight 800 on July 17th 1996. In 2014 he was elected to the Queen Anne’s County Republican Central Committee in Maryland. He currently serves as President of Public Security LLC, which is a high end private security and investigation firm licensed in Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. Most recently he was appointed as the Sergeant-At-Arms of the entire Maryland Republican Party.
Barry Donadio stated; ” I am very flattered and honored to be recognized by such a prestigious company like Titan Global LLC.”
Titan Global LLC is a New York licensed private security company that offers a wide range of services. The company is led by John Venturo who is also a seasoned helicopter pilot for the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island.
Mr. Donadio explained that his company “Public Security LLC” and “Titan Global LLC” have partnered up and both companies have the ability to serve their clients globally. The two companies are in a position to offer each other mutual aid and cooperation in order to complete their protective missions for their clients. Donadio described Titan Global LLC as “Trusted and able.”
Donadio also explained that today’s clients demand high professionalism and skilled abilities from private security companies. Both companies meet these standards in their own way which is customized to client needs. The partnership is a win for high risk clients seeking high end expertise in anti-terror and private security operations.
Donadio also offered his support to rank and file men and women of Titan Global LLC by acknowledging their devotion to duty and professionalism.
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About 10 years back, Mr. Ray Schnell of Upland, California bought an old .410 caliber shotgun from a a man named Bill Bhornamanat at a private sale in California.
Mr. Bhornamanat stated that he bought the shotgun in the early 1990’s from an old Italian couple that moved to California from Long Island, New York years ago.
When Mr. Schnell bought the shotgun, he did not realize how truly rare it was. He was only looking to have something to go shooting with. He was intrigued by the craftsmanship and age of the shotgun. He eagerly purchased it for $150.
With a busy life and high work demands, Ray never had the time to go shooting, so the shotgun stayed in his closet for years. Knowing the the old shotgun needed to be cleaned and oiled, Ray brought the shotgun out of the closet for the first time in a while and began to disassemble it for cleaning. Low and behold, under the front forearm wood was an engraving that read “Prospero Donadio New York, New York”
The curiosity began to take hold of Ray as he started his search into Prospero Donadio and the origin of the shotgun. His first idea was to take it to a local gunshot and have it appraised. The shotgun appraised for $500, but they could not tell Ray anything about the shotgun other than it had Belgian proof marks. He first thought this was very odd. He thought this could have been the privately owned shotgun of Prospero Donadio and that it may have been bought in Belgium.
Time went by, but the curiosity still stuck with Ray. For some reason, he just had to know what this shotgun was all about. He then began an exhaustive search on the internet. He learned that there was actually a gun shop in Brooklyn, New York that was owned by a Prospero Donadio. At first light, Ray thought this was very interesting and wanted to know more. Ray began looking more into Prospero Donadio. Finally he came across a post mortem LinkedIn page for Prospero Donadio and his gun shop. Prospero’s LinkedIn page was created by his Great Grand son Barry Donadio.
Ray immediately contacted Barry Donadio to learn more about the shotgun. According to Barry, his Great Grandfather owned a gun shop at 11 Skillman Avenue in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York from 1916 to about 1938. The Brooklyn Queens Expressway was built and the shop was destroyed to make way for the new highway. Prospero then moved the gun shop to 378 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn. It was just West of the new highway and only a few hundred yards for the 11 Skillman Avenue shop.
Prospero operated his shop from there until December 7th 1941. That was the day he died in the shop. It was Pearl Harbor day. He never new of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor because it took a day for the news to arrive to the mainland on the United States.
Ironically, December 7th is Ray Schnell’s birthday. He turned 2 years old on the day Prospero died.
Prospero had an interesting life. He was also an inventor. He held at least 3 patents regarding pistol operation and a 1917 patent for revolver safety’s. Barry thinks Prospero’s gun shop may have started as far back as 1915 in Manhattan, but he has not been able to prove it yet.
Barry Donadio explained that it is the understand of his family that Prospero had a line of high quality shotguns made in Belgium. They were made for him to sell in his gun shop in New York.
It is not known for sure if Prospero engraved the guns with his name or the manufacturer in Belgium. It is quite possible that Prospero did it himself to personalize the guns coming from his shop. In either case, it would make the shotguns sold in his shop very rare. Just how rare are they? A .32 gauge shotgun from Propero’s shop went to auction in 2013 at a starting bid of $5,750. The reputable James D. Julia auctioneer company held the auction. Barry stated that he has seen these shotguns sell for a higher price.
Barry estimates that at the most, approximately 200 shotguns may have been made that are actually marked with “Prospero Donadio” name on them. He also estimates that probably only about 50 of these shotguns exist today. Out of those 50 existing shotguns, about 25 of the owners may not even be aware it is a “Prospero Donadio” shotgun unless they took apart the shotgun for cleaning by removing the front wood forearm grips. Barry Donadio stated; ” It is only a guess in regards to how many of these shotguns are in existence. The numbers can be far lower than even what I have concluded.”
The shotgun that Barry Donadio obtained from Ray Schnell is only about the 6th “Prospero Donadio” shotgun to surface publicly in the world. Barry believes that there are an additional 4 more “Prospero Donadio” shotguns owned by other Prosepero Donadio descendants, but they are not talking. “The shotguns are a very secretive possession by Prospero Donadio’s descendants. We know some descendants have other shotgun guns, but no family member knows exactly who possesses them in the family and no one talks about it or admits they have one.” Donadio said.
Barry Donadio went on to praise Ray Schnell for his genorosity. Donadio said; “Ray sold me the shotgun for far less then what it is worth only to make sure it goes back to a Donadio.” I really appreciate his empathy, his passion for history and his gentlemanly gesture of kindness.” My family is forever grateful to Mr. Schnell for contacting us and making sure this shotgun came home to a Donadio after 90 years.”
Donadio spoke of his Great Grandfather stating that he was a brilliant man that slipped through the cracks of history. He was never truly recognized for all the lives he may have potentially saved by making a patent in 1916 for a revolver safety. Prospero’s revolver safety was used on Iver Johnson manufactured revolvers, Meridian Firearms revolvers and Howard Arms revolvers as early as 1917. The safety levers on these revolvers are stamped “May 11 1917”. If you have a revolver with this stamped date on it, Prospero Donadio’s safety latch patent is applied to that revolver. This makes the revolver a little bit more historic.
Barry Donadio stated that one day he would like to go back to the same Brooklyn neighborhood to manufacture and sell “Donadio” shotguns. Donadio said “It would be good for New York and it would be good for Brooklyn to have their own organically made specialty shotguns of such fine quality. “
Barry Donadio (center) with Maryland Senator Michael Hough and his wife Dec 2016 (Photo Phil Tran)
In January 2017, Barry Donadio was appointed as the Sergeant at Arms of the Maryland Republican Party.
The Honorable Dirk Haire, who is the newly elected Chair of the Maryland Republican Party and campaign counsel to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed Barry Donadio.
Mr. Donadio will serve a 2 year term as Sergeant at Arms and be responsible for maintaining order during MDGOP conventions. Barry Donadio was already handling protective security details for Republican Party through his firm Public Security LLC.
When the MDGOP needed executive protection for their guest Alevda King, they called on Barry Donadio and the Private Detectives from his firm to carry out the task. Alveda King is a Republican, American Activist, Author and former State Representative for the 28th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. She is also the niece of Martin Luther King.
In 2014, Mr. Donadio was elected to the Queen Anne’s County Republican Republican Central Committee in Maryland and is currently serving a four year term.
Since then, he endorsed Conservative Republicans like Nicolee Ambrose (The RNC Committeewoman for Maryland. On April 27th 2016, Barry Donadio also publicly endorsed David Bossie for RNC Maryland National Committeeman. In September 2016, Mr. Bossie was subsequently appointed as a Deputy Campaign Manager by United States President Donald J. Trump.
Barry Donadio stated ” I would like to personally thank MDGOP Chairman Dirk Haire for appointing me as Sergeant at Arms for the MDGOP. Like Chairman Haire, I take my position with the MDGOP seriously. I will serve the Republican Party with professionalism, fairness and impartiality regarding my protective duties. ”
Mr. Donadio also stated “When I was appointed as Sergeant at Arms, I inherited over 200 protectees consisting of the appointed and elected officers of the Maryland Republican Party. These protectees consist of all the members of the Republican Central Committees from each county in Maryland. Included in that group are also Republican Candidates for office and visiting dignitaries. It is a great honor for me to serve them all. As Sergeant at Arms of the MDGOP, I will be always be available to my protectees even when the convention is not in session. When needed, I will oversee other tasks for the MDGOP such as: executive protection, security, Police liaison duties, impartial political negotiator, and be a dispute resolution mediator for opponent political candidates.”
Barry Donadio is a former member of the U.S. Secret Service that served at the White House during the Bush and Obama administrations. He is also a Military War Veteran that served in multiple Middle Eastern war zones during his career.
On September 28th 2016, Barry Donadio was interviewed by The Bay Times Newspaper of Stevensville,Maryland. When Reporter Doug Bishop asked him what could be done to ease rising tension in the U.S., Donadio replied ” Doing one positive act towards others outweighs a thousand negative acts. ”
Barry Donadio is no stranger to racial tensions. He served in various law enforcement positions in New York City, Long Island, Maryland, and in the military. His experience in law enforcement stems as far back to 1989.
Now, he is the CEO of a high end private security firm which responded to the recent riots in Baltimore.
In 2014, he was elected to the Queen Anne’s County Republican Central Committee in Maryland. There, he lead an effort to bring minorities to the Republican party and break the label that this party is anti-minority.
Immediately after Donald Trump was elected to President of the United States, Barry Donadio is again calling for positive acts to dampen any division between races in the country.
“Our country is heading for a massive period of transition. Now is the time for Republicans to break the label of being the anti-minority party.” ” We must show that we are the party of positivity and equality. ”
Donadio also stated; ” There are many Americans very upset by the loss of the Democratic candidate for President. This is not the time to rub it in their faces.”
“I am calling on all Americans to perform acts of good towards one another regardless of race or political affiliation.” ” Now is the time for us to unite under the red, white and blue colors of the United States flag and to move forward together as a nation.”
Barry Donadio, formerly of the U.S. Secret Service and current President of Public Security LLC is now teaching the use of Tactical Shotguns to Maryland residents.
The training is designed for Private Security Officers, Private Detectives, and Security Managers. Private Citizens may also take the training. To training focuses on Security Management expectations of Security Professionals issued shotguns for the performance of their protective duties. Citizens can also benefit from the training because there is approximately 4 hours of classroom instruction on tactical shotguns followed by shooting multiple live rounds.
Barry Donadio has a wide range of knowledge and experience using tactical weapons gain from his honorable career in the military and the U.S. Secret Service. He also served in multiple Middle Eastern war zones.
For other upcoming classes, check Barry Donadio’s company page at publicsecurity.us or the Public Security War Fighting Facebook page.
Barry Donadio, formerly of the U.S. Secret Service and current President of Public Security LLC is now teaching the use of pistols to Maryland residents.
Under Maryland State law, residents are required to obtain a Handgun Qualification License (HQL) prior to purchasing a revolver or pistol.
In order to obtain the HQL, applicants are required to attend a 4 hour class on pistols and fire a pistol as a minimum qualification. The 4 hour classes are only authorized to be given by certified pistol instructors validated by the Maryland State Police. Mr Donadio currently holds the Instructor certification and is authorized to give the class. His classroom sessions are typically held on Saturdays from 7am to 12pm. He then brings class participants to various area shooting ranges to complete the qualification. He also instructs on a one on one basis with clients that request it.
The HQL can only be issued to applicants 21 years old or over. If you are 18 you may take the class which is good for 3 years, then apply for the license when applicant turns 21.
For upcoming classes, check Barry Donadio’s company page at publicsecurity.us or the Public Security War Fighting Facebook page.