Man charged with violent assault on female police officer was 'on parole and wearing ankle bracelet'

The Police Association of NSW has published graphic photos of injuries sustained by a young officer during a violent assault at Brighton-Le-Sands.

The photos were posted on the association's Facebook page with a message calling for offenders in such cases to be subjected to mandatory testing for infectious diseases.

"When our members are bitten, spat on or exposed to bodily fluids from violent offenders they are subjected to months of testing and medical uncertainty following the attack," the post said.

Association secretary Pat Gooley later revealed the alleged offender was on parole and wearing an ankle bracelet at the time of the incident.

The officer was allegedly forced to the ground, scratched, had her head bitten and hair pulled after the man charged at her when police attempted to arrest him in a Queen Street unit on Sunday.

Police used pepper spray and a taser to try and subdue him.

The accused man, 48, faced three charges in Sutherland Local Court, where a mental health assessment was ordered.

Mr Gooley said in an interview with Ray Hadley on 2GB there had been "a series of rather horrible assaults on police" since Good Friday.

"We had a member stabbed on Good Friday on a railway station," he said.

"We have had members hit over the head and knocked unconscious with torches, bottles thrown at them and, of course, this incident on Sunday.

"It's time to say enough is enough.

"It's not enough to say 'we respect police and we respect the work they do.' You have got to respect the person who puts on that blue shirt every day and goes and risks their life.

"On a Sunday afternoon, an offender on parole who was wearing and ankle one rang Probation and Parole, but our members are out there 24/7 putting their lives on the line to protect the community.

"If this is what they face then people like the government and the judiciary need to step up and take this fair dinkum."

Mr Gooley said the judiciary did not seem to take assaults on police seriously.

He also criticised the government for "sitting on" a parliamentary inquiry report into the exposure of emergency service members to bodily fluids.

The report had been completed 12 months ago, but the government had made no commitment to legislation, he said.

"Our 22-year-old member has six months now trying to find out what diseases [she] has been exposed to," he said.

"She will undergo constant testing and have to change her lifestyle because a grub allegedly bit her on the back of the head.

"The law does not provide for that man to be taken to hospital and undergo mandatory testing to see what viruses or illnesses he may have and the results released to our member so she can plan her medical treatment properly."

Mr Gooley said it was "torture" for police officers in this situation.

"They cant hug or kiss their kids," he said.