Tasmania Police's single officer response policy will come under the spotlight in the coronial inquest in to the police shooting death of a Westbury man.
The inquest in to the death of 21-year-old Nicholas Martin Whiteley, 21, began today in the Launceston Magistrates Court and will run until Friday.
Mr Whitely was shot dead by Constable Ian Blake in November 2010 following two altercations at Whitely's house.
Constable Blake had attended the house while Mr Whiteley's partner collected her belongings from the home.
Counsel assisting the coroner Tom Cox said the inquest would examine ``first and foremost'' the circumstances surrounding Mr Whiteley's death but also the policies which Constable Blake was operating.
Constable Blake attended the house by himself as is the procedure of Tasmania Police under its single officer response model.
Mr Cox said inquest would look to hand down recommendations which could prevent further deaths.
Coroner Robert Pearce will hear from 28 witnesses including 16 police officers.
About 13 large folders of evidence was also tendered to the coroner this morning.