Video Introduction to the Houston PD CordicoShield Wellness App from Chief Art Acevedo
This is a video message from Houston PD Chief Art Acevedo regarding the Houston Police Department CordicoShield Wellness App. Chief Acevedo also serves as President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. Below is the transcript of the video.
Hi, it’s Chief Acevedo. Welcome to the department’s new wellness app, Cordico. Like many other departments around the country and world, HPD is deploying this app to put wellness resources right at your fingertips. The app is 100% confidential and anonymous. Cordico does not track who downloads the app, what pages you visit while you’re in the app, or any responses you might put into the various surveys in the app. This was a crucial factor as we decided between different apps available on the market.
Cordico is trusted by so many departments because it delivers the confidentiality and anonymity it promises. Law enforcement is a tough profession. Officers, dispatchers, and our civilian staff see, hear, and read things that would unsettle anyone else. While we each develop our own ways of dealing with this vicarious trauma, I am here to remind you that none of you are alone in this. Our new wellness slogan, healthy you, healthy blue, aims to remind each of us that we individually need to achieve and maintain our own wellness if our department and our families are going to be strong.
I encourage you to look through and use the resources available on the app. Our team will continue to supplement the content to keep it fresh and relevant for the work you do. Thank you for your service. As always, please be safe, be well, be healthy and here’s to you.