Waze LEO reporting questions

Lumberjack93

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Ok, I'm a waze user and I use it in conjunction with my Radar Detector and police scanner. I also have Cyclops Red Light & Speed Camera subscription for my Garmin GPS unit.

I have some questions about how to report LEO's.

1. When traveling on divided Major State Highways and Interstates, do you report oncoming LEO's that you pickup on your Radar Detector? I'm sure we all report LEO's that are parked on the side of the road using either IO or Constant On, but was curious as to how many people report LEO's that are driving on the other side of the road, shooting radar. In this example, I mean that the LEO on the other side of the road, is travelling at full speed and not parked.

2. Do you report LEO's that aren't actively shooting radar? Say you see a couple of cop cars at a convenience store, parked and out of the car. Would you report them? Why or why not?

3. The other day, I had a LEO in front of me. He was actively shooting radar and traveling 65 MPH on State HWY 290 near Houston. I was several hundred yards behind him. I was picking up scatter from him shooting cars in front of him. But, occasionally, he would turn on his rear radar and my detector would light up. I reported him the instant my detector picked him up and I visually confirmed his presence.

I ask these questions because currently, I report all police activity that I see with the exception of driving by a police station and seeing 50 LEO cars parked outside, etc. I don't want to be responsible for creating false reports, but I also think it's useful to report LEO's so that areas can be established where there is a high presence of LEO's.

Thoughts?

I also report all wrecks, stalled cars on the shoulders and major debris in the road. I don't report some of the small things I see in the road. Dead cat comes to mind. But, I do see where people report them as well.

Thanks in advance for any input.
 

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Waze gives me a choice of my side, opposite side, or hidden. Since there is no mobile choice, I do not report mobile LEOs.

If a LEO's car is parked at a donut shop or he's getting gas or something like that I do not report.

If he is parked anywhere he can monitor traffic I report him.

I DO report cars parked on the shoulder so my fellow Waze users know it is not a LEO.
 

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Stationary Leo's please report them even if they aren't running anything, as long as there is a LEO in the seat and at a location where they could start traffic enforcement report it. It could be a threat as they could flip on radar or start firing Lidar.. If the cop is parked at the grocery store and is inside, dont bother reporting.. Moving Leo's please don't report them. When they are moving that pin will be on no use within a few seconds as the LEO will be along ways off at that point then those coming behind are getting a ton of notifications for a cop thats not there anymore..
 

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Stationary Leo's please report them even if they aren't running anything, as long as there is a LEO in the seat and at a location where they could start traffic enforcement report it. It could be a threat as they could flip on radar or start firing Lidar.. If the cop is parked at the grocery store and is inside, dont bother reporting.. Moving Leo's please don't report them. When they are moving that pin will be on no use within a few seconds as the LEO will be along ways off at that point then those coming behind are getting a ton of notifications for a cop thats not there anymore..
Thebravo, thanks for the info. One last question. What about a cop that is standing on the side of the road writing a ticket?
 

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Waze gives me a choice of my side, opposite side, or hidden. Since there is no mobile choice, I do not report mobile LEOs.

If a LEO's car is parked at a donut shop or he's getting gas or something like that I do not report.

If he is parked anywhere he can monitor traffic I report him.

I DO report cars parked on the shoulder so my fellow Waze users know it is not a LEO.
Thanks for the info XDA. I wanted to confirm how I'm reporting is correct.
 

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Thebravo, thanks for the info. One last question. What about a cop that is standing on the side of the road writing a ticket?
I would certainly report a LEO writing a ticket. Wont be long and he will be looking for another customer. Possibly shooting from that same spot.
 

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I would certainly report a LEO writing a ticket. Wont be long and he will be looking for another customer. Possibly shooting from that same spot.
Exactly, Do report pullovers. they often jump right back in and hit the radar transmit button and grab another victim.
 

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I agree with the caveat that I report ANY AND ALL LEO's at Donut shops. No exceptions.
 

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Come on, what's better than that for a laugh?
 

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I will only report a Leo when stationary, either in the median or off the side with a customer. Never moving. I have come across when someone reports a Leo a minute ago yet he isn't there and just assume he pulled out already and is way ahead.

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I also do not report the cluster of DOT cars you'll see at any weigh station. If I see a police marked at those locations I'll clear it.
 

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Everyone, thanks for the info. Looks like the only thing wrong I've been doing is marking active, moving cop cars shooting radar.
 

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I guess an argument could be made for marking a moving cop, especially if you think he is doing speed enforcement, to alert drivers heading into the area but I don't think that is the intention of marking police. And it can be confusing for drivers looking for the marked cop and not seeing him there. Your mark will get thumbed down pretty quickly anyway.