Jason Bentley has almost 30 years’ experience in criminal investigation, law enforcement and regulatory investigation and management from the NSW Police Force and NSW environmental regulatory agencies. Jason is currently employed as Chief Investigator, Specialist Investigations Section and Waste Crime Taskforce (WCT) within the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The WCT is a multi-disciplinary team which was formed by the EPA in 2017 to prevent waste crime by disrupting illegal business models through intelligence-led investigations and other regulatory responses. Jason also manages a team of senior investigators on behalf of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Jason holds a number of formal qualifications, including a Bachelor of Science (Marine Science and Management), a Graduate Diploma of Investigations Management, a Diploma of Government (Management), and a Diploma of Government (Investigations). He is currently enrolled in a Master of Criminology at Sydney University. Jason has an interest in achieving positive environmental and community outcomes through environmental investigation and regulation.