PLAIN-CLOTHES Senior Constable Clare Yammine has been at Green Valley station for only one year, but she won the station's Police Officer of the Year Award 2013.
Senior Constable Yammine is becoming a detective and investigates offences that include sexual assaults, robberies and murders.
She joined Green Valley local area command last year, and has worked on cases involving sex offenders and child abuse.
Constable Yammine said she put her heart and soul into her work and helping her victims.
"I really enjoy getting justice for my victims," she said.
"You have to be very gentle and just believe them.
"That's the first step in conducting a good investigation. If you don't believe them, you're not going to put your heart and soul into it."
Constable Yammine said she found her role challenging and very rewarding.
"I've had victims make reports back from the '80s and for various reasons they couldn't report it, or now they finally had the courage to come forward and press charges," she said.
"These cases are a lot harder to do because you don't have the DNA and much evidence.
"You have to corroborate everything the victim tells you."
Constable Yammine said she felt proud and honoured to receive the award.
"It's a massive achievement," she said. "It's a real treat to be rewarded for the things you do.
"I'm not doing this job for a reward. It's an honour to receive it [the award] and it encourages you to do even better."