The operational metaverse of Interpol was created to facilitate training and teaching while also streamlining communication between various divisions.
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is getting ready to tackle an ever-growing list of “potential crimes” in the metaverse by donning its virtual reality goggles.
Interpol introduced the “first ever Metaverse designed solely for law enforcement globally” at the 90th Interpol General Assembly in New Delhi, according to a statement made on October 20.
According to Interpol, one of the main reasons for its move into the metaverse is that criminals are already using the technology to commit crimes, and over the coming years, public adoption rates are projected to rise considerably.
The Metaverse is already being used by criminals. According to the statement, “the World Economic Forum has cautioned that social engineering exploits, violent extremism, and disinformation could be special concerns.”
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Interestingly, people have already been jailed for misbehaving in the metaverse. Last month, a South Korean man was sentenced to four years in prison for sexually harassing children online and persuading them to share explicit photos and videos.
During the ceremony in Delhi, Interpol announced plans to establish a division to tackle cryptocurrency crime.
The need for the segment mentioned above was stressed by Jürgen Stock, secretary general of Interpol because many law enforcement agencies are currently ill-equipped to manage the complexities of the industry.
Praveen Sinha, the Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigations in India, added that the worldwide nature of cybercrime has made it harder to monitor, and that coordination is a critical element that would help to facilitate their operations.
According to Sinha, international cooperation, trust, coordination and real-time information sharing are the only solutions.
Registered users of the new Interpol metaverse will have access to forensic investigation training sessions, a “virtual reproduction of the Interpol General Secretariat offices in Lyon, France,” and other features.
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Interpol believes that the metaverse will ideally provide a more efficient and effective way for its several entities to communicate and work together. While highlighting the significance of education and training for pupils and fresh recruits.
The Ajman Police said this week that it will make its services available to clients using metaverse technology, according to a tweet from the authority on October 16.
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