Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says 12 officers were actually shot, as well as two civilians.
Five officers are dead and seven are in the hospital, as well as two bystanders who were hit.
Security is very tight Friday morning with numerous streets closed to vehicle traffic in the main downtown Dallas business district.
On Friday Sergeant Dearing with the Schenectady Police Department came to NEWS10 ABC to talk about the situation. You can watch the full interview above.