Dallas police chief David Brown, left, and mayor Mike Rawlings, right, during a news conference, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas. Five police officers are dead and several injured following a shooting in downtown Dallas Thursday night. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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The Dallas Police Department is being inundated with job applicants after the police chief told protesters earlier this week that the agency was hiring.
"Don't be a part of the problem. We're hiring. We're hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in," Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference on Monday.
Brown's remarks came days after the deaths of Alton Sterling of Louisiana, Philando Castile of Minnesota and five Dallas police officers who were working during a protest on July 7.
WFAA reported that the department’s recruiting team "has received a flood of calls," and potential applicants have sent the team messages and arrived in person to learn more.
The influx of interest is a good thing for a department that has struggled to recruit in recent years. The Dallas Morning News said it could be because nearby cities offer much more attractive salaries for their officers.