The International Police or Interpol announced in an announcement that it has launched its own Metaverse. This space was initially created to carry out activities such as virtual training in fields such as forensic medicine, but it apparently wants to be a platform for dealing with crimes in all metaverse spaces.
The Interpol Metaverse, unveiled at the 90th International Police General Assembly in New Delhi, is designed to be the world’s first dedicated law enforcement metaverse. This platform allows different police agencies around the world to communicate with each other through avatars in a specific environment.
With the development of virtual worlds, there have been concerns about possible crimes in the metaverse space, including against children, in the field of information theft, fraud, blackmail, and sexual harassment. “Metaverse is for many a call to an abstract future, but the issues raised by this technology have always inspired Interpol, helping our member states fight crime and making the world safer,” said Jürgen Stock, Interpol’s Secretary General. Whether we create virtual or real for the people living in it.
Interpol’s metaverse helps law enforcement
One of the challenges for organizations is that what is considered a crime in the real world may not necessarily be a crime in the virtual world. “By identifying these risks at an early stage, we can work with members to develop the necessary governance frameworks and stop criminal markets before they emerge,” said Madan Oberoi, Interpol’s head of technology and innovation.
In this event, Interpol experts showed the audience a preview of one of the organization’s virtual classes in Metaverse. This class was related to the inspection of passengers’ documents and their supervision. At the end of the class, the students were transported virtually to an airport so that they could apply their lessons in a practical way.
Interpol also announced that it has joined the World Economic Forum’s “Defining and Building the Metaverse” program, which includes members such as Meta, Microsoft, and MasterCard.