Americans around the country are celebrating their Fourth of July holiday amidst serious security concerns. Law enforcement agencies are on high alert following recent deadly attacks around the world. Officers are stepping up security, hoping to ensure a quiet and peaceful Independence Day.

This year’s Fourth of July follows deadly attacks over the past month around the world, from Orlando to Istanbul. New York City added more than 1,200 new police officers to its force. This is also the first year for the city’s new Critical Response Command, which deploys counterterrorism units on continuous patrol. FULL REPORT