A police officer from the Sydney region has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a domestic incident at Dubbo.
Troy Nathan Deacon, 40, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of common assault after an incident on September 30 while he was off duty.
He appeared in person in Dubbo Local Court as the allegations were mentioned for the first time.
Mr Deacon is accused of domestic violence related assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault against a female between 10.10pm and 10.17pm on September 30, court documents show.
He is also alleged to have committed domestic violence related common assault against a male in the same time period.
A senior constable attached to a Specialist Command in the Sydney region, Mr Deacon was represented by a Dubbo solicitor acting as agent for a principal lawyer.
Pleas of not guilty to all three charges were entered on behalf of the accused and the solicitor sought a hearing date.
The police prosecutor said the matter would be prosecuted by the Crown and brief service orders would need to be provided to the Crown.
But the sergeant acknowledged a date could be set and an application made later if it was not suitable to the Crown.
In estimating the time needed for the hearing, the prosecutor said given the nature of the allegations he thought at least one day would be required.
Magistrate Paul Hayes adjourned the charges to November 28 to check the suitability of the hearing date, set down for February 7.
Mr Deacon’s bail was continued.
He was excused from attending court on the next occasion if legally represented.
An interim apprehended violence order was made with a condition that Mr Deacon must not go within a specified distance of the premises where the protected person lived or worked.
After Mr Deacon was charged, NSW Police said in a statement his duty status was under review.