Fiji police and military will start joint operations from today which will see soldiers based at police stations around the country.
Radio Legend quotes the military spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni, as saying that soldiers will be assisting police in their normal day to day work.
He says soldiers will help police ensure that the two forces jointly provide security and assist in keeping peace and stability.
The new joint operation was decided at a meeting of top military and police officers in Suva yesterday.
No details of the reason have been given.
But large numbers of Fiji citizens have been calling for the return of soldiers to the streets because of the huge increase in violent crime and home invasions since they were withdrawn last month.