POLICE WOMEN PARADE
Hair was ripped from a NSW police officer's scalp during a violent assault that is likely to leave psychological scars, a senior colleague says.
The female officer was allegedly punched repeatedly in the face and had her hair pulled as she and her male partner tried to arrest a 35-year-old man on the NSW Central Coast.
The man is also accused of spitting in the second officer's face during the tussle at a Buff Point home about 10.30pm on Tuesday.
Video footage of the incident shows the female officer being grabbed around the neck and choked before the male officer is struck in the face and genitals.
The man was arrested and charged with 13 offences including assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, assault and choking.
He was refused bail to appear before Wyong Local Court on June 25.
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Max Mitchell says the officers had received hospital treatment but would likely be traumatised by the incident for some time.
"The real issue here, as you would appreciate, is that ongoing psychological issue, the hyper-vigilance, this attack will cause those two officers," he told the Nine Network on Thursday.
"They are senior police, not constables that have been just tested out of the academy ... 10 years and greater than 10 years on the street."
NSW Police Minister David Elliott said the alleged attack was "inexcusable". He last week referred to the issue of assaults against police officers, including penalties for the offence, to the NSW parliamentary committee on law and safety.
The alleged assault was one of two in 24 hours against police in NSW.
A man and woman, both 22, have been charged over the alleged assault of two male police officers who were called on Wednesday night to a home at Dubbo following reports of a domestic altercation.
Police allege Adrian Lee Finneran and the woman both punched the officers in the head after resisting arrest.
Finneran faced Dubbo Local Court on Thursday charged with offences including assaulting and harassing police and resisting arrest. He was granted bail and is due back in court on July 9.
The woman was given conditional bail to appear at the same court on August 26.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state's police force retained her full support but the government could not guarantee the success of mandatory minimum sentencing.
"We do have the toughest penalties in the land but we also need to make sure that whenever we're considering new laws ... we'll make sure those laws work in practice, not only principle," Ms Berejiklian said on Thursday.