Aust Fed Police to set up SL island

by Lee Hopkins on November 29, 2007 · 4 comments

in second life

cross-posted from my Second Life blog

In what can only be described as a refreshing moment of authenticity and honesty, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) recently announced it will shortly be setting up an island within Second Life.

The AFP will be setting up a High Tech Crime Operations unit that will have as part of its operational area the virtual world of Second Life.

The AFP will be expanding the unit’s workforce to include “nerdy teenagers” (as the Weekend Australian said) and web consultants, as well as academics, social workers, technical experts and intelligence analysts.

We’re going to work more closely with the generation that’s most able to assist us” said AFP Assistant Commissioner Andrew Colvin, going on to add that it was important for the AFP to move away from traditional policing approaches with hi-tech crime.


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