Fred Rogers Co. gets Department of Justice grant

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Lots going on at Mister Rogers’s production company in Pittsburgh. First, it’s no longer known as Family Communications Inc.; it’s now the Fred Rogers Co.  There’s a website redesign. And it just received a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The $496,000 is for a nationwide roll-out of the company’s video-based police training program, “One on One: Connecting Cops & Kids.” It was one of only 19 recipients of 321 applications, and one of the four largest grants, according to the production company. It began developing “Cops & Kids” about a decade ago.