The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) said that the first metaverse would open on October 20. The news came out at the 90th anniversary of the group’s General Assembly in India. The press release says that the Interpol metaverse lets people from all over the world connect to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France.
People who go to the metaverse will be possible to use their own avatars to explore and talk to other officers, take classes or private police training courses, and get intensive training in forensic investigation, among other things. During the ceremony, people from the General Assembly could use VR equipment to go into the metaverse and walk around the Interpol building in France.
Interpol will offer training courses in the metaverse
Interpol’s goal, in addition to giving tours, is to make the most of the metaverse by giving its officers immersive training courses that let them practice police and forensic work without getting in the way of any real-world mission.
Interpol’s Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, said that Interpol is attempting to make people around the world feel safe, even in this new era of virtual interactions:
“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,”
In a similar way, Interpol said it would make a “metaverse expert group” to enforce laws around the world. The specialized unit, which was set up in Singapore, will focus on tracking money to fight all kinds of crimes related to the metaverse and cryptocurrencies. During the ceremony, a group of Interpol experts gave a live virtual exhibition in which they taught a group of officers how to check travel documents by “teleporting” them to a virtual airport where they could use their new skills at a virtual border post.
Even in the Metaverse, the crime happens
Interpol is familiar with both the metaverse and the Web3. In a recent turn of events, after the Terra ecosystem broke down, Interpol put out a red notice for Do Kwon. It has also published a number of reports about how cryptocurrencies are used in cybercrime and other types of crime.
Data from the organization’s 195 member countries, which were presented in a report to the General Assembly on October 19, show that cyber threats have been growing exponentially around the world. This new policy is meant to target a criminal sector that is becoming a growing threat.
Interpol also said that financial crime and cybercrime are related because many of them are done with digital tools that can also be used to launder money. Stock said that this is why the metaverse training initiative and the tactical team will keep getting better over the next few years and become a real asset to law enforcement agencies all over the world.
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