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Atlanta police ramp up efforts, launch social media contest

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ATLANTA, Ga. -

Atlanta Police have ramped up security efforts ahead of the Fourth of July celebrations happening around the city.

The department plans to have a strong presence at evening fireworks shows at Centennial Olympic Park, Turner Field and Lenox Square.

Officers will work 12-hour shifts on Friday and Saturday but they won't miss out on all the fun.

The force is holding a social media contest called “Find the One” all day July 4.

Citizens are encouraged to "Find the One" Atlanta Police officer wearing a t-shirt that says "I am the One" and to take a selfie with that officer using #APDtheone.

The department says every person who takes a photo will get a prize.

And that's not it.

Atlanta Police staffers made a "Happy" video to the hit song by singer Pharrell Williams to kick off the weekend.

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner even got in on the fun on the video.

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