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INTERPOL has launched its own metaverse space

“The International Criminal Police Organization, better known as INTERPOL, has unveiled a metaverse space designed specifically for police officers around the world. Immersive training courses in forensic investigation and other policing skills will be on offer in the INTERPOL Metaverse. Registered users will also be able to take a tour of a virtual version the organization’s headquarters in Lyon, France, and interact with other police officers around the world. “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,” INTERPOL Secretary-General Jürgen Stock said at the launch event. Crime has increasingly moved online as the pace of digitalization has increased, according to INTERPOL’s new Global Crime Trend report. The organization also says that criminals are already trying to exploit the metaverse, and that such activity is likely to rise and expand as user numbers increase…”

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