NIGHT patrols by police will be beefed up in the Central Division as the Coca-Cola Games starts today.
Apart from extra police officers at the games venue in Suva and on the streets, the police dog or K-9 unit will also be around.
Officers from various units of the Fiji Police Force will be deployed in and around the capital city to ensure the games is an incident free event.
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua has directed that different phases of operations be implemented before, during and after the two-day event.
Director of operations Senior Superintendent of Police Rusiate Tudravu, who is overseeing the operations, said the security aspect will not only be focused on the two days of competition.
Three police officers travelled on inter-island vessels from Vanua Levu on Wednesday to monitor the safety of students travelling for the games.
"Officers have also been asked to visit the various camps and talk to students and teachers about safety tips and other important issues to be aware of," said SSP Tudravu.
Traffic police officers will also be out to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and crossing at the games venue.
Police have also asked motorists to adhere to road rules and Public Service Vehicle drivers to keep an eye on the waving of flags from their vehicles because it is a hazard to others.
Another area of concern for the police force will be the expected spillover of students and members of the public into the city areas after the end of competition tomorrow.
On this note, the law enforcers were expected to meet nightclub operators yesterday to improve the monitoring of those entering the nightclubs to ensure no minors are allowed in.
SSP Tudravu said: "Our officers will be at the grounds and the main city areas to ensure law and order is maintained and those found not adhering will face the law."