Earlier this month the Police Chief told BLM protestors that, if they want to be a part of the solution, the Dallas PD was hiring. Of course, we didn’t expect that to resonate very deeply with said protesters. Mostly because, well, protesting is easy. Wearing a badge and selflessly putting your life on the line? Not so much. One requires bravery and sacrifice, while the other requires…
That’s why this smidgen of information is surprising. Apparently people were listening when the Chief made his call to action, because there’s been a significant rise in job applications.
The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.
During the 12 days following the July 7 shooting, the department said it got 467 job applications, a 344 percent increase compared with the 136 in a similar period in June.
That is an average of 38.9 requests per day to become a police recruit compared with an average of 11.3 submissions a day for 12 days in June.
It’s common to see an increase in gun sales following a tragedy like the Dallas police shooting. You know, what with normal people not wanting to be sitting in duck-like formation. Or in early graves. But this? It’s a whole different level of “Screw you, criminals.”
We don’t know if these new applicants are affiliated with Black Lives Matter or not. Something tells me that they’re probably not… (see Black Lives Matter Destroys and Replaces Police Memorial Display) Still, it’s a welcome contrast to people sitting around and yelling stuff until they get their way. Instead of demanding “a solution,” people are becoming the solution. It’s far more useful than, say, inciting violence or race baiting. See how that works?