Victoria Police has launched a new Facebook page to help link Whittlesea residents with local police.

The Eyewatch – Whittlesea Police Service Area page was launched last Wednesday, providing local police with a platform to share updates about crime and community safety initiatives.

The page will make it easier for Whittlesea residents to connect and share information with police.

Inspector Paul Tysoe said Eyewatch pages had proven successful in helping solving crime across the state.

“The Whittlesea Eyewatch page will help police harness one of the strongest tools in our arsenal – our wonderful local community,” he said.

“Through this Facebook page, we’ll be looking for help identifying criminals, locating missing persons or seeking information on unsolved crimes.”

Inspector Tysoe is hoping the community will embrace the page but said it was not a platform for reporting crime and was not a replacement for calling triple-0 in an emergency.

The Whittlesea page is the 28th Eyewatch page to be launched and police are encouraging the community to get involved and ‘like’ the page.

It can be found at www.facebook.com/eyewatchwhittlesea