- Presidencia de la República de Panamá
The Panamanian Government started the operation called "Titan, Safe Summer 2018" that will be supported by members of State Security Institutions. More than 25,000 officials will be deployed from different forces. Spas, land and maritime routes, including the places to celebrate carnival will be permanently guarded by the Joint Task Force of Security and Tourism (FTC Aid).
"My responsibility as President is ensuring that the thousands of Panamanians who move within the country can travel safely, in an organized fashion and in the same way they can return to their homes. That is my priority, to guarantee that citizens can have a safe summer, since preserving human life is the most important thing," said President Juan Carlos Varela, at the beginning of security deployment.
A press release from the Ministry of Communication noted: "The FTC Aid was created by the National Government under Executive Decree No. 2 dated January 7, 2015 and is formed by the National Police (PN), National Aeronautic Service (SENAN), National Border Service (SENAFRONT), Institutional Protection Service (SPI), Benemérito Fire Department of the Republic of Panama (BCBRP), Panama Red Cross, National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC), Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Ministry of Health (MINSA), Single Emergency System (Sume 911), Ministry of Environment, Transit and Land Transport Authority (ATTT) and Social Security Fund (CSS); among others.