A New Zealand police superintendent has been crowned the Most Outstanding International Female Investigator for her work leading the 'Roast Busters' investigation.
Auckland City district commander superintendent Karyn Malthus was awarded the prize last night by the Australasian Council of Women and Policing.
The award recognises her work leading a team of investigators in Operation Clover, the review into the Police handling of the 'Roast Busters' incident.
Her nomination for the award mentioned her "impressive oversight, command and direction, mentoring and guidance" in leading the team during the review.
Police commissioner Mike Bush said "My congratulations to Superintendent Malthus, this award is testament to her achievements and ongoing leadership for women in Police."
The 'Roast Busters' were a group of men who allegedly had sex with drunk teenage girls and then boasted about it online.
An investigation into Police handling of the incident found that at least seven complaints were received but were not followed up on. No charges were laid over the incident.