POLICE officers are manning evacuation centres around the country to ensure the safety of evacuees.
They will also erect roadblocks at the entrance of urban centres affected by flooding.
Officers will also set up camp and patrol areas that have been affected by flooding to ensure flooded homes are not looted.
This was a result of a directive given by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua yesterday.
Brig-Gen Naivalurua directed his officers to aggressively police flood-affected areas that effectively meant preventing and stopping people from swimming in flooded areas and removing people loitering without reason in affected areas.
All operational men on the frontline were directed to limit movement within flooded areas to avoid further casualties.
Fiji Police Force's director of operations Senior Superintendent of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the directive would ensure police visibility.
"We are posting roadblocks at the entrance of the urban centres that have been affected by flooding and our officers are manning the evacuation centres," SSP Tudravu said. "This will also be done at the flood-affected areas to ensure that people do not go there unnecessarily."
SSP Tudravu said police officers would also keep a check on people trying to swim through flooded rivers, creeks and areas.
He said officers would also keep a look out on vehicles "trying to test their strength in the floodwaters".
"If they need to be arrested for doing these things, we will do it," he warned.
"Our approach now is to be aggressive in policing the flood-affected areas as per the commissioner's directive."
SSP Tudravu said there was a need for people to co-operate with police in such situations as the police force was deploying its resources at some places unnecessarily.