A new nation-leading directive by Tasmania Police will ensure the state's seven 24-hour police stations have specified safe staffing levels.
Stations at Burnie, Devonport, Launceston, Bridgewater, Glenorchy, Bellerive and Hobart will be compliant by July 1, 2022.
Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine said an increase in police numbers, of 125 officers over this term of government, has allowed police to allocate additional resources to the 24-hour stations.
"There will be additional police officers at each of those 24-hour stations and that's an additional 109 police officers over the [stations]," Commissioner Hine said.
"We haven't had minimum numbers [on shift] before and this is about setting those numbers."
Commissioner Hine said a set number of police officers would be rostered on and, if the number of staff falls below this number, the supervisor on shift would have the authority to find additional resources, for example calling people back on overtime or getting people from other areas to assist.
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Police Association of Tasmania president Colin Riley welcomed the "groundbreaking" move and said the association would work with Tasmania Police to accelerate the compliance timeline.
"Specifically, providing guaranteed numbers on first responder shifts will increase our members' ability to focus on proactive policing activities such as high visibility patrols and crime detection activities," Mr Riley said.
"Shift supervisors will also be better supported to plan their day by day activities and priorities.
"This will also increase our members' ability to be more proactively involved in deterring and detecting crime in the community and able to respond effectively and efficiently to emergency management events across the state 24 hours a day."
Mr Riley said no other Australian policing jurisdiction had such broad statewide application of specified safe staffing levels.
"I congratulate Tasmania Police for leading the nation. NSW has partial implementation, whilst Victoria is looking to implement a similar approach," he said.
Police Minister Mark Shelton said the government was committed to community safety and the safety and wellbeing of members of the public sector
"This government's commitment to recruit an additional 125 police officers by 2022 is the key to implementing safe roster numbers at the states' seven 24-hour police stations," Mr Shelton said.
"We've been working as hard as we can to get the numbers of police out there that we know we need."