Hawkesbury Police Area Command officers sent south for Operation Border Closure

Staff from Hawkesbury Police Area Command were sent south this week for Operation Border Closure, helping to patrol the border between NSW and Victoria which has been closed due to coronavirus.

Hawkesbury Police Area Command said on Facebook: "While supplying four experienced police, our Command remains in a position to maintain our response to the Hawkesbury community."

Lend a hand: Staff from Hawkesbury Police attend the border closure between NSW and Victoria. Picture: Hawkesbury Police Area Command/Facebook

Lend a hand: Staff from Hawkesbury Police attend the border closure between NSW and Victoria. Picture: Hawkesbury Police Area Command/Facebook

The post stated the local team members would be down south for a week before returning home to the Hawkesbury.

"We wish them well and thank their families for being supportive," the post stated.

NSW residents now require a border entry permit to travel from Victoria to NSW, except if they're entering NSW: as an emergency or law enforcement services worker; for medical or hospital services; to avoid injury or escape a risk of harm; to attend court or to meet other legal obligations.

Permits are in place to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and jobs of NSW residents. Apply online at www.service.nsw.gov.au.