Interpol launches first police metaworld
It also announced the creation of a group of digital universe experts to represent law enforcement agencies in the new virtual world
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has unveiled the first metaworld specifically designed for law enforcement agencies around the world, according to an article on the organization's website. Users of INTERPOL Metaverse will be able to take a virtual tour of Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France, communicate with staff avatars and take training courses on forensics and other subjects.
Also announced at the event was the creation of a group of digital universe experts to represent law enforcement in the new virtual world. Interpol concluded that the increase in users and virtual worlds will be accompanied by an increase in digital crimes. These include data theft, money laundering, fraud, extortion, phishing, sexual harassment and stalking.
At the same time, the meta-universe brings many benefits to law enforcement, Interpol noted. Among them were the ability to work remotely, networking, collecting and preserving evidence and training.
During the demonstration, experts conducted a training course on how to check travel documents and search passengers in a meta-universe classroom. The students were then "teleported" to the airport, where they were able to apply their acquired skills at a virtual border checkpoint.