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After Shooting, Dallas Police Recruits Say They're More Committed Than Ever

It’s been almost a month since a gunman opened fire on police officers in downtown Dallas. Since then, the department has been sorting through a deluge of job applications.

Dallas police academy recruits line up in formation. They’ll complete a nine-month training course before going out on patro…

It’s been almost a month since a gunman opened fire on police officers in downtown Dallas. Since then, the department has been sorting through a deluge of job applications. In Philadelphia last week, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gave a shout out to the city.

“Police chief David Brown asked the community to support his force. Maybe even join him,” she said as she addressed the Democratic National Convention. “And you know how the community responded? Nearly 500 people applied in just 12 days.”

Those applicants will have to take a civil service exam and be interviewed and vetted. If they’re selected, they’ll enroll in Dallas Police academy. For those already enrolled, they enter a field as the department struggles with tragedy, and amid a contentious debate about policing practice.

Read the full story at KERA News.

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