On October 20, The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) announced the launch of its first metaverse.
This News was unveiled during the 90th anniversary of its General Assembly in India.
According to the PR, the Interpol metaverse allows users worldwide to access Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France.
The metaverse will allow visitors to explore and interact with other officers through their own avatars, taking classes or private police training courses and intensive forensic investigation training, among other activities.
During the event, there was a little virtual reality display, as General Assembly officials were able to enter the metaverse using VR equipment to walk around the Interpol building in France.
Aside tour offerings, Interpol will make the most of the metaverse by providing immersive training courses to its officers, allowing them to perform police and forensic practices without compromising any real-life mission.
Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of Interpol, disclosed that Interpol is working to make users 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,”
Consequently, Interpol announced the creation of a “metaverse expert group” to enforce laws on a global scale.
The metaverse unit, created in Singapore, will focus on combating all types of metaverse and cryptocurrency-related crimes by tracking funds.
During the event, several Interpol experts gave a live virtual demonstration where they trained a group of officers in travel document verification, “teleporting” them to a virtual airport to apply their knowledge at a VR border post, cryptopotato revealed.
Interpol understands that crimes are not only commited in the real world but also in the virtual space.
Recall that the authorities issued a red notice on Terra’s boss, Do kwon, after the collapse of the Terra ecosystem.
It has also released various investigations about the use of cryptocurrencies in cybercrime and traditional criminal activities.