Key Security Recommendations

At a STRI Installation


  1. Know STRI's Emergency Numbers (212-8911 or 212-8211).
  2. Show your valid STRI ID to enter the STRI Installation. Make sure unauthorized persons do not follow you into STRI buildings.
  3. Report the presence of unauthorized persons, or persons without a STRI ID or a Visitor pass to a security representative by calling 212-8011 or 212-8025.
  4. Wear the STRI ID at all times while in the STRI Installation. Do not lend your STRI ID to others.
  5. Store valuables and personal belongings in secure places. STRI is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  6. Lock your office and/or lab door when leaving for any period of time.
  7. Allow the guards to check your packages and bags, if so instructed.
  8. If you feel your security is in jeopardy, report it immediately to STRI emergency numbers 212-8911 or 212-8211.

Away from STRI Installations


  1. Know STRI's Emergency Numbers (212-8911 or 212-8211).
  2. Consult STRI's Security Office (212-8025) and ask them about the places you plan to visit and the safest routes to take.
  3. For field expeditions use STRI's web-based Field Trip Registration App.
  4. For recreational/social outings, try to go in a group. Inform someone of your plans and estimated time of return.
  5. Carry your STRI ID and your passport or copy of your passport including the page with the entry stamp.
  6. Do not carry large sums of money. Take only what you need for taxis, meals, etc. Limit the number of credit cards you carry.
  7. When calling a taxi, ask the dispatcher to provide you with the number of the unit assigned to you. Verify that the number matches before boarding. Do not take a taxi if the license plate number is not written on the doors.
  8. If you drive a car, plan your route in advance, use familiar roads, take a good map, and stay aware of your location at all times.
  9. If you are involved in a collision, report the accident to STRI Headquarters Security Guard Booth (212-8911/8211). If you feel that your security/safety could be compromised, do not get out of your vehicle and consider driving to a more secure public area.
  10. If no one is severely injured, and the vehicle can be moved, Panamanian law requires the drivers to clear the road and fill out the "Formato Unico y Definitivo para Colisiones menores " that should be in the gloves compartment of all STRI vehicles.
  11. While on the street, use common sense;
    • Observe your surroundings.
    • Travel in groups.
    • Be smart - in the event of a robbery, cooperate with assailants rather than resist them.

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