>> 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.
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.
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.