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Dallas police chief David Brown, front, and Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, rear, talk with the media during a news conference, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dallas police chief told protesters he was hiring. Job apps quadrupled

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown: "Serve your community. We're hiring."

After an attack during a protest left five police officers dead, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told would-be protesters, "We're hiring."

It looks like Dallas is taking up the challenge. Applications at the city's police department have increased 344 percent since the shooting, The Washington Post reports.

We're asking cops to do too much in this country... Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve.
Dallas Police chief David Brown

It's not clear how many of them were linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. The department previously had to cancel training classes due to a lack of new recruits.

Nearly 50 officers left this June. Other North Texas cities pay about $8,000 more as a starting salary.

Brown was praised for how he handled the Dallas shooting.

President Obama said at the funeral of five Dallas police officers: "In this audience, I see what's possible."

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