As Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (right) looks on, Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks at Dallas City Hall on July 8, 2016, about the fatal shootings of five Dallas police officers.
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The number of applications for employment at the Dallas Police Department has almost quadrupled since Police Chief David Brown told protesters, "We're hiring" at a news conference shorty after the ambush that left five officers dead, according to the Washington Post.

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As reported by the Post, from July 8 to July 20, the Dallas Police Department received nearly 40 applications per day, in comparison with 11 per day during the previous month.

“Get off that protest line and put an application in,” Brown said. “We’ll put you in your neighborhood and help you resolve some of those problems.”

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Brown had faced criticism in June because of several resignations within his department, the Post notes, but that quickly turned around in the aftermath of the shooting as he received praise for supporting his fellow officers as well as addressing protesters in an honorable and understanding manner.

Read more at the Washington Post.