A POLICE officer will front court next month, charged with the alleged assault of a child while on duty late last year.
Caleb Russell Vogel's case was mentioned for the first time in Armidale Local Court on Monday, after he was charged in August.
The senior constable is facing one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and his solicitor did not enter a plea.
A solicitor from the Director of Public Prosecutions' (DPP) Group Six unit - which prosecutes police charged with offences - appeared via video link in court for the brief mention.
Magistrate Michael Holmes adjourned the case to November for mention to enter a plea.
It's alleged the New England Police District senior constable assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Inverell two days after Christmas.
Police will allege the assault occurred during an arrest in Evans Street on December 27.
The incident was referred to senior police and an investigation was launched by the Professional Standards Command.
After investigations, the officer was charged in late August and issued a notice to face court.
After charges were laid, police said the officer was on leave and his duty status under review by NSW Police.