INTERPOL also announced the creation of an Expert Group on the Metaverse to ensure the new virtual world is secure
The INTERPOL has introduced the first virtual police in the Metaverse aimed at law enforcement agencies across the globe. Registered users will be able to navigate through the virtual copy of the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France not bound by geographical limitations, communicate with other officers via their avatars and take training courses in forensic investigation.
At the INTERPOL gathering in New Delhi the agency also announced the creation of an Expert Group on the Metaverse to cover the virtual world security concerns of law enforcement on the global stage. According to INTERPOL, as metaverse grows technologically and expands its user base, there will be an increase in digital crime. Among those are data theft, money laundering, financial fraud, ransomware, phishing, sexual assault and harassment. At the same time, the Metaverse presents a clear spectrum of advantages for law enforcement professionals, specifically in terms of remote work, networking, collecting and preserving evidence from crime scenes, and delivering training. The virtual world also allows INTERPOL to offer immersive training courses to law enforcement across the globe.
According to INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen StockWe the society is entering a new world, but the agency commitments remain the same.
“For many, the Metaverse seems to herald an abstract future, but the issues it raises are those that have always motivated INTERPOL – supporting our member countries to fight crime and making the world, virtual or not, safer for those who inhabit it,” said Stock.