Dallas Police Chief David Brown believes he has a solution to the problems with law enforcement. Apply for a job

At a recent news conference discussing the tragedy that took place three weeks ago during a peaceful protest, Brown made his sentiment clear

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

Since that time, applications sent to the Dallas Police Department have tripled. The department shared an infographic on their Facebook page detailing the statistics

Photo: Dallas Police Department / Facebook
Photo: Dallas Police Department / Facebook
Prior to this influx of applicants, the department had to cancel classes at their training academy due to a lack of students. This could be, in part, due to past public scrutiny of Chief Brown. Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston said that the department has been suffering from, "bad management and a lack of boots on the ground.” Within the fiscal year of 2015 alone, 240 officers left the Dallas Police Department

Here's a look at the Chief's call to action.

Whether you believe that joining the ranks as a law enforcement professional is the answer or not, Chief Brown seems firm in his belief


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