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Applications into the Dallas Police Department skyrocket after deadly shooting

344 percent increase in people applying to DPD
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Posted at 6:13 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 20:13:46-04

DALLAS, Texas -- The Dallas Police Department is having no trouble finding people who want to join the police force after telling Black Lives Matters activists they could make a difference by joining the force.

The department posted application numbers on its Facebook page.  

According to the numbers, there has been a 344 percent increase in applications submitted to DPD since the tragic shooting in early July that killed four DPD officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer. 

Before the shooting, from June 8 to June 20, 136 applications were submitted to the department. 

That averages out to about 11 applications a day in 12 days.

After the shooting, from July 8 to July 20, DPD received 467 applications, about 40 applications in the same time frame. 

Dallas Police says it still has applications coming in steadily every day.