I live in an apartment by myself. While sleeping at night, the alarm tripped. I locked my door and hid in my closet while calling 911 and my parents as witnesses. The fire department came 20ish minutes later to turn off the alarm from the outside switch and left. Luckily it appears it was a trip or smoke and that no one attempted to break in, but I am disappointed that no cops never showed up to assess the situation or follow up on it. Like I knew that the police are not the best people, but at least show up to assess area if someone was there. I couldn't sleep that night and when I talked to my complex about what happened, they didn't give a good response, so I ended up getting cameras for my front door and inside my apartment for my safety.
It sucked knowing that the police didn't do a thing. With everything going on and realizing that I am the only person to look out for myself, what else I can do to protect myself as a woman living alone?