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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
– Henry Ford

About Us

“Are our school district’s bus drivers trained and prepared to respond to the active threat?”

It’s a question I pondered as a School Resource Officer for a community in Northeast Ohio back in 2015. Regular conversations with bus drivers and observations of students on the bus reinforced my belief in the immediate need for a training program designed for bus drivers to respond to the active threat.

So, at Levine Security Solutions, the S.T.A.R.T. (School Transportation Active-Threat Response Training) program was created. The idea is simple. Our team of experts composed of active-duty and former police officers, social workers, mental health experts, United States military, and United States Secret Service personnel deliver relevant and current, best-practice material in classroom and scenario-based exercise settings.

Our multi-disciplinary team, many of them parents, are eager and ready to build up school bus drivers in your community. Please allow the S.T.A.R.T. program to make your community, your school district, and your school buses a safer place. - James R. Levine

James R. Levine

CEO Levine Security Solutions
Founder of the START program

Meet the 2022-2023 S.T.A.R.T. team


  • Jim Levine
  • John Zippay
  • Kevin Spackman
  • Greg Truhan
  • Todd Dietzel
  • Adam Gilmore
  • Joe Fazio
  • Nick Kline
  • Richard Selfridge
  • Dwayne Redrick
  • Charles Leonardi
  • Emma Borrelli
  • Doug Nichols
  • Steve Brown
  • Tony Rotunno
  • John Hanish
  • Joe Moran

Support Staff:

Barry Berzweig
Director of Sales

Megan Zippay
Administrative Assistant

Richard Selfridge

Ryan Mansfield
Digital Marketing

Cara Gregory
IT Support

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