4 Reasons why Police Officers should Utilize Clear Face Masks

The Communicator™ is a perfect face mask for police officers.

4 Reasons why Police Officers should Utilize Clear Face Masks


Police officers do so much for the communities they serve and are often the first on the scene. In emergencies, it is crucial that police officers can communicate clearly. However, traditional masks make it difficult to understand these critical communications. When first responders are unable to fully communicate, everyone is at greater risk and situations can escalate quickly. This is why Safe‘N’Clear is excited to help police officers and other government officials with The Communicator™ clear mask. 

Safe‘N’Clear is a woman-owned and certified DOBE (Disability Owned Business Enterprise), that is helping police departments stay safe and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Safe’N’Clear masks, with their clear shield, facilitate clear communication between officials and those at the scene. Using face masks with clear windows helps people better understand each other. 

Here are 4 key reasons police officers should use The Communicator™:

1. Allows ADA-Accessible Communication

In all areas of law enforcement, police officers spend a great deal of time communicating with the public. Police work is all about communication during local community events, school security, issuing a traffic ticket, or interviewing witnesses at the scene, with many of these individuals being hard of hearing or deaf. 

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 15% of American adults aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. Even police officers can experience hearing loss due to loud noises in their workplace. Because of this, police officers and the people they encounter depend on the ability to lipread for better understanding. Being able to communicate with a clear window mask allows police officers to do their job much more effectively. 

With a clear mask like The Communicator™, every person in the police department can ensure clear communication, while having the protection of a medical-grade mask. The mask is ADA-accessible, which makes every officer that much more accessible. 

2. Facilitates Clarity in High-Stress Situations 

Police deal with a lot of high-stress situations and in these moments, the risks of breakdowns in communication are more likely to happen. For that reason, communication is crucial to help de-escalate a tough situation. Having a clear mask window, where someone can see the police officer’s full face, helps participants communicate more effectively. While the police are often called in for crimes or traffic situations, police departments also handle wellness checks where if someone is grappling with a mental health issue, communication can be difficult. However, when more of the police officer’s face is shown, potentially dangerous situations are easier to navigate and de-escalate.

In addition, many people that police officers interact with, like those on the Autism spectrum, rely on social cues and facial expressions to interpret communication. Seeing more of the face with  The Communicator™, helps police have better conversations and de-escalate situations with clearer communication. 

3. Builds Trust in Every Community Interaction 

Beyond essential police work, police officers need to be trusted by their community. It is hard to have full trust in someone if you cannot understand them. By having more access to the face and clear communication with The Communicator™, people feel safer interacting with the police officers in their communities. When people trust police officers, they are more comfortable turning to them for help and truly seeing them as a part of the community. 

By committing to wearing a mask at events with the public, police officers are showing the importance of public safety, which is crucial to their work. The Communicator™ allows officers to build community and truly serve their people. 

4. Promotes Safety Against COVID-19  

Beyond the connections that facial expressions build in speaking with the public, FDA-approved masks like The Communicator™ surgical face mask with clear window ensure that wherever masks are required, everyone can do their part to prevent the spread of cold germs, COVID-19, and other infectious diseases. While working with the public, the mask with a clear window protects from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate materials. 

As reported by NPR, 2021 “was the deadliest for active-duty law enforcement in nearly a century, with COVID-19 identified as the leading cause of death for the second year in a row”, with 458 local, state, tribal, and federal police officers dying in the line of duty. With COVID-19 still active, it is crucial for police officers and other frontline workers to have the protection they need. The Communicator™ mask ensures police officers can do their jobs while protecting themselves from COVID-19. 

Ready to Order Safe‘N’Clear Masks for Your Agency?

These are just a couple of reasons masks with clear windows bring key benefits to police officers and other first responders. If you are responsible to make sure that your department has all the PPE needed in the year to come, Safe‘N’Clear is the clear choice. Safe’N’Clear hopes you will consider The Communicator™ for your masking needs. 

Safe‘N’Clear markets The Communicator™ surgical face mask with clear window, which is the first FDA-approved medical facemask. The mask is 100% sourced and made in the USA and ADA-effective, allowing police officers to serve their communities with accessible, transparent, and clear communication. If you are ready to get started, shop for The Communicator™ masks here. You can also learn more about Safe‘N’Clear’s commitment to public service