Virtual Police Department

The Vancouver Sun has a story on a virtual police department up north:

VPD: Virtual Police Department

In an effort to attract high tech recruits, the Vancouver Police Department has set up a virtual recruitment hall in Second Life. This new virtual office will go live this Thursday, July 5th. A quote from the article explains why the move to a virtual recruitment center:

The rationale for the sci-fi approach to recruitment is simple, says Insp. Kevin McQuiggin, head of the department’s tech crimes division: If people are on Second Life, they’re likely to be web-savvy, a quality the police department is looking for in new recruits.

Internet and technology-related crimes, from fraud to harassment, are common, McQuiggin says. In fact, he says, almost every major crime involves technology in some way, shape or form.

“It’s important for us, as an organization, to keep abreast of modern technology — both from an educational standpoint and an outreach standpoint, and from an investigative standpoint,” McQuiggin says.

Read the full article for all the details on this bust into virtual recruitment.


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