Tasmania Police will undertake random property and vehicle checks over the next four weeks to ensure all Tasmanians are complying with the government's household isolation order.
The order came into effect at midnight on Tuesday and requires all people to stay at home over the next month unless they had a good reason to leave their property.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said police had conducted more than 1700 checks on people in quarantine across the state since March 25 with support from Tasmania Fire Service, the State Emergency Service and the Australian Defence Force.
"Police are following up all non-compliance reports referred to them for further investigation regarding individuals, businesses and public spaces, so our message is be prepared to be checked," he said.
"There have been very high levels of compliance and understanding of the requirements but we continue to get reports of people flouting the requirements in some public places and it must be clear that this is not acceptable.
"Those required to isolate must fully adhere to the requirement and be aware that if they disregard these directions, they face prosecution."
Mr Higgins said officer safety was a priority.
He said officers had been provided with personal protective equipment and were not allowed to have beards or other forms of facial hair over the public emergency period.
Mr Higgins said requests for police assistance were met with additional questions from callers regarding potential coronavirus infection within a place or residence.