Interpol Preparing to Police the Metaverse: Get Ready for the Digital World

• Interpol is working on how to police the metaverse, a digital world projected as an alternative to the real world
• The organization is facing difficulties when adopting certain policies to enforce the law in the metaverse
• Crimes that are happening in the metaverse include verbal harassment, assaults, and other financial crimes

Interpol Preparing to Police Metaverse

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is preparing to bring its action to metaverse platforms in order to police them. Secretary general Jurgen Stock believes this is necessary for Interpol not to be left behind by related technology. It faces difficulties when determining whether an action constitutes a crime or not on the metaverse, but it has already opened its own place there during its 90th General Assembly in New Delhi.

Crimes Happening in Metaverse

Verbal harassment, assaults, ransomware, counterfeiting, money laundering and financial fraud are some of the crimes currently happening in the virtual world. However, some of these are still in legal gray areas and determining what constitutes a crime or not can be difficult.

Interpol’s Efforts To Be Present In Metaverse

In order for Interpol to effectively police the metaverse, it needs to have contact and be present on these platforms. This is why they have opened their own place within it which also serves another objective: offering online courses for members of their force from other countries.

Difficulties Faced By Interpol

Police organizations face difficulties when trying to adopt certain policies in order enforce law in the metaverse. Determining what constitutes a crime or not can sometimes be difficult due to legal gray areas surrounding such actions.


As technology continues developing new tools for criminals which can make them more sophisticated and professional, organizations like Interpol need prepare themselves so they don’t get left behind. They are currently working on ways they can effectively police activities that occur within the virtual world while recognizing that this may present different challenges than policing physical space does.