Police want Waze to remove cop-spotting feature

Sheriffs are demanding that the Google-owned Waze navigation app remove a safety feature that alerts drivers about police cars parked on the side of the freeway.

With zero evidence to support their argument, the sheriffs say the feature is a stalking tool for cop-killers.

I suspect the real reason cops don't like the feature is because it encourages people to drive under the speed limit, which results in fewer speeding tickets and lost revenue from fines.

A Waze spokeswoman, Julie Mossler, said the company thinks deeply about safety and security. She said Waze works with the New York Police Department and others around the world by sharing information. Google declined to comment.

"These relationships keep citizens safe, promote faster emergency response and help alleviate traffic congestion," Mossler said.