Officers required hospital treatment after a man allegedly assaulted them last night.
Police were transporting a man home when he is reported to have become aggressive in Hundred Acre Lane in Carlton-in-Lindrick at around 12.20am this morning.
It was alleged that the man grabbed an officer around the neck and bit his ear while the officer was driving.
The car was brought to a safe stop and another officer attempted to break up the incident. He was then reported to have been head-butted, punched and kicked.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and remains in police custody for questioning.
The officers were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and have since been discharged.
Sergeant Carl Holland, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officer assaults are totally unacceptable.
“Every day, our officers put themselves at risk to help protect the safety of the public and sadly, that can sometimes lead to incidents where police are injured.
“We take these incidents very seriously and will ensure that they are investigated thoroughly. Appropriate action will then be taken against those who are found to be guilty of such offences.
“Thankfully, the officers in this incident were not seriously hurt, however, the alleged offence of being assaulted while driving could have led to a far worse outcome.
“The officers involved will be supported by specially trained staff within the force.”