INTERPOL Enters the Metaverse

Recently, the International Criminal Police Organization (“INTERPOL”) “unveiled the first ever Metaverse specifically designed for law enforcement worldwide” at “a surprise session of the 90th INTERPOL General Assembly in New Delhi.”

The INTERPOL is “an inter-governmental organization” with “195 member countries,” and it helps the police in these countries to “work together to make the world a safer place.”

According to the INTERPOL’s press release, this new metaverse, which is fully operational already, “allows registered users to tour a virtual facsimile of the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France without any geographical or physical boundaries, interact with other officers via their avatars, and even take immersive training courses in forensic investigation and other policing capabilities.”

The press release went on to say:

During the interactive session, General Assembly delegates in New Delhi were able to digitally enter the Lyon building through avatars, using virtual reality headsets.

NTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock had this to say:

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. We may be entering a new world, but our commitment remains the same.

Madan Oberoi, INTERPOL’s Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, stated:

The Metaverse has the potential to transform every aspect of our daily lives with enormous implications for law enforcement. But in order for police to understand the Metaverse, we need to experience it.

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