A FEMALE police officer will be off work for six weeks while another won't be on the frontline for sometime after they were allegedly assaulted by a teenage boy in Tamworth
The senior constable suffered a fractured arm in the struggle with a 17-year-old boy on Armidale Road on Monday morning.
Another senior constable suffered a back strain and has now been placed on restricted duties as he recovers.
"This just shows what the frontline police face every shift," Oxley Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy told the Leader.
"These are two officers who set off for work on Monday and now can't do their job properly."
It comes just weeks after another Tamworth officer was punched in the face helping a man home, while others have been spat on or attacked on duty in the last few months.
"These are serious assaults on police that just highlights the risks the police, especially general duties police, face everyday providing a service to the community," Detective Darcy said.
"Assaults on police will not be tolerated, they're not acceptable and these matters are now before the court where they will be dealt with appropriately."
Police had been deployed about 8am after concerns for the welfare of the 17-year-old.
Officers spoke to the boy who they claim became agitated when he was told an ambulance was en route to assess him.
Officers claim the boy tried to leave and pushed the police several times before they all fell to the ground when they tried to restrain him.
Paramedics arrived and the boy fled, running in front of oncoming traffic across Armidale Road.
Police gave chase and he was eventually stopped before being taken to Tamworth hospital for assessment.
Both officers were also taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries. They have since been released and are recovering, a spokesperson said.
After being released from hospital, the teenager was taken to Tamworth police station and issued a notice to front court on charges of resisting police; assaulting police causing actual bodily harm; and another count of assaulting an officer in the execution of their duty.
He will front Tamworth Children's Court in August.