To Serve, Protect, and Respond To IMs

As seen on mmodig, the Vancouver PD apparently has nothing to do.


The Vancouver police officers involved in the recruitment on Second Life have their own avatars, or Second Life persona, dressed in a specially designed VPD uniform, badge, belt and radio. They’re also trained in the other-world customs and commands of the virtual society.

These new cyb0rcops are for recruiting hep Web 2.0 peeps into the Vancouver Very Special Forces. Now. But just wait! There’s more!

“It’s going to be interesting when we start to receive crime reports — you know, harassment cases or things like that — in the virtual world,” he says. “How are we going to deal with them?”

Clearly, step 1 in dealing with harassment complaints online: sexy black uniforms.