Don't Act Like Intruders On My Property Without Explaining Yourself.
Was woken up by a male voice outside the front of my house at 3am. Looked out the window and saw a police officer standing on my garden wall, waving a torch around at my house and trying to look down the side of my house to the gardens behind. By the time I had put some clothes on he had gone - even though he clearly had seen me he didn't communicate with me in any way about what was going on.
My security lights in the back had been triggered - so I was left assuming someone the police were looking for had been in my garden (and still hadn't been found). Couldn't sleep because I was worried about whether or not I still had an intruder on my property. 20 minutes later we had the helicopter overhead making a racket too.
Rather than making the community feel safer, this sort of behaviour just makes people more anxious....
The officer had acknowledged seeing me and spoken to me about what was going on rather than just disappearing. Or to have had a follow up call or note through the door the next day to let me know what had been happening on my property.