A 19-year-old Nowra woman who allegedly bit a police officer on Sunday morning has been charged.
Police said they were responding to a report of a woman causing a disturbance at Elder Crescent at 12.50am when the incident occurred.
As the police arrived at the home, the woman allegedly approached using offensive language before rushing towards a female officer and grabbing her hair.
Police said the woman violently resisted their attempts to arrest her and during the struggle bit a male officer on the arm.
She was eventually subdued with capsicum spray.
Police also alleged that as they were putting the woman into the police caged truck she kicked out at a female officer.
The woman was taken to Nowra police station and charged with two counts of assaulting an officer and resisting police and one of using offensive language in a public place.
She was granted conditional bail and will appear in Nowra Local Court on October 28.
The police officer was treated at Shoalhaven District Hospital for a bite wound to his arm.