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Inspector Jason Overland
Jason is the Central Patrol Inspector, Sunshine Coast District, and manages the delivery of policing services to Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Sippy Downs, Nambour and Palmwoods. He was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and left to commence his policing career when he graduated from Caloundra State High School in 1984. Jason has spent the majority of his service as a Detective in specialist and covert units and on external secondments to other agencies such as the (then) Criminal Justice Commission, Queensland Crime Commission and the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission. He was an investigator at Ethical Standards Command before being appointed to his current role in 2013. Along the way Jason has completed some study and holds undergraduate (Bachelor Degrees) in Justice (QUT) and Business, has postgraduate qualifications in finance and leadership, and is currently putting the finishing touches on his MBA at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Jason is married to the love of his life, has three adult children and a groodle, and when he is not working he likes to keep fit, play with race cars, surf and play music with his friends in their little 80s cover band ‘The Flying Pigs’.
Jason has a strong belief that policing needs to move into the prevention space to be most effective and he feels that as a community we need to invest in our young people and any investment we make in this area will be repaid many times over.