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After attack, Dallas PD sees surge in recruits

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>> After five officers were shot dead in Dallas by a black army reservist who said he wanted to, quote, kill white people, the city's police chief put out a call that those feeling disillusioned by police violence should not only protest but put on a uniform.>> We're hiring.
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We're hiring. Get off that protest line and put a application in.>> A call to action that's apparently being heeded. During the 12 days after the attack the department said it received over 460 applications. A 344% increase, compared to a similar period in June. That's an average of about 39 requests per day to become a police recruit.
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That's in stark contrast to recent months when the police department had to cancel academy classes because there were not enough applicants. Compared to other departments, Dallas PD has been a standout in recent years, greatly reducing officer involved shootings after an intensive effort to train officers in the appropriate use of force.