NSW Police are calling on the LGBTI community to get involved in a new project to update the concept of Neighbourhood Watch groups for the 21st century.

Project Eyewatch will use Facebook to allow local police commands and their communities to share information about crime.

“Project Eyewatch will allow us to talk about police activity and operational outcomes, to post images of people we’d like to speak to regarding crimes and to reinforce our public messages like personal responsibility when it comes to drinking,” Kings Cross LAC commander Superintendent Sue Waites said.

“Kings Cross is a busy area which features an extensive transport hub, so we’re working to further engage those residents and businesses that are constantly on the move.

“Instead of attending community meetings some distance away, people can simply log on to the Kings Cross LAC Project Eyewatch website and share information at their own convenience.”

Kings Cross LAC takes in Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Woolloomooloo, Elizabeth Bay and Rushcutters Bay.

Waites said residents could use Project Eyewatch to discuss traffic issues, major events or crime-related matters, but to report crimes, people should always contact police directly on 000, the Police Assistance Line on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

INFO: www.facebook.com/kingscrosslac

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