MURRUMBIDGEE police officers tallied close to 1500 shifts at the NSW-Victorian border checkpoint zone while it was closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officers from each of the Murrumbidgee Police District's 14 police stations were part of the operation which lasted for the better part of five months before the border officially re-opened at midnight on Monday.
Officers from the Murrumbidgee district completed 1448 shifts during this time, with each shift lasting nine-and-a-half hours.
Stints at the border were completed by officers for nine days at a time, with many heading down more than once to assist.
"Our officers were engaged on the ground, checking vehicle permits and controlling access between Victoria and NSW," Murrumbidgee Police District Commander, Superintendent Craig Ireland said.
"We also had some officers doing the management roles.
"It's a lot of resources that we had down there.
"It was a large job, but also what we had to remember was the health aspect of it too.
"The whole reason they were there was to prevent the spread of COVID, so they had to be really careful themselves as well."
With the border now open between NSW and Victoria, residents from both states can now move freely within each of these areas.
No longer are permits needed, nor are Victorians required to quarantine when they come to NSW.
Superintendent Ireland said he was proud of his officers for sacrificing their own time at home with their families during this time, but he also recognised the staff who remained in the Murrumbidgee who had to work with less resources on the ground.
"There were 27 checkpoints across the border, so it was a big undertaking for everyone," he said.
"There were more than five million vehicle movements (at these checkpoints) while the border was closed."
Superintendent Ireland was relieved the operation was finished, meaning more boots would be back on the ground in the Murrumbidgee district leading into the busy festive period.