Interpol unveils first global police Metaverse

Interpol launched the first Metaverse platform for training the global police force to tackle criminals who exploit technology to commit crimes.
October 24, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) announced it is launching the ‘first ever Metaverse specifically designed for law enforcement worldwide’ at the 90th Interpol General Assembly in New Delhi on Oct. 20. 

The Lyon, France-based police force’s new Metaverse Platform, INTERPOL Metaverse, is already fully operational and aims to bring bad actors using new technologies to commit crimes as the adoption rate grows.

As the number of Metaverse users grows and the technology further develops, the list of possible crimes will only expand to potentially include crimes against children, data theft, money laundering, financial fraud, counterfeiting, ransomware, phishing, and sexual assault and harassment,’ read the announcement.

Interpol Metaverse users can interact with other officers in 3D avatars and take training courses in forensic investigation and other policing tasks. They can also tour a virtual replica of the Interpol General Secretariat.

Through this, the platform also aims to educate and help global police enforcement agents to understand the Metaverse through experiencing the virtual world themselves, according to Madan Oberoi, INTERPOL’s Executive Director of Technology and Innovation.


Photo: Interpol


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