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Request NEW features or CHANGES to existing features of the Waze App

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Re: Police icon

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:39 pm

The report of a police car is 1) ONLY used to mark speed traps 2) anyone who mentions marking moving police is scolded and gets an explanation as to why it's not feasible. Also, the reports are delayed slightly (due to the nature of how the internet & computers work). These reports are by no means real-time location tracking of police.

In the USA we have what are called "Amber Alerts" and are broadcast on TV, Radio, & highway signs when the police are looking for a car involved in an abduction. We have pushed to have then automatically implemented in Waze, but until that happens, we post chit-chats manually about these - usually with detailed vehicle descriptions including license plate info (it all depends on what the police actually release to the public).
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Postby lorephian » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:55 am

Have you guys considered that the police icon would interfere in kidnaping/car theft/counter drugs operations, making impossible for police to work? Please have this scenario in consideration when making the next updates. I understand why you guys thought that would be a nice thing to be available, but if used for bad intentioned people that can lead to major security threats. Please, think about that. If you got kidnaped, would you be glad to know that you haven’t been rescued because the kidnaper was able to avoid every single police attempt to find you using your software?

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Re: Police icon

Postby lorephian » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:45 pm

Nice, that's good to know! it youd be great if waze had a tool that help to find stolen cars and stuff!

thank you for the info!
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