Laverne Hooks is one of the main protagonists fromthe Police Academy series, played by Mariam Ramsey.

Hooks is a diminutive, soft-spoken and unassertive woman with a very high-pitched voice, who often has trouble putting people in line. However, she is known for becoming aggressive and authoritative when frustrated or otherwise pushed to her limit, punching people out or pulling her service weapon, screeching the memorable phrase: "Don't move, dirtbag!" The word "dirtbag" is possibly something she inherited from her days in the Police Academy, under the training of then-Lieutenant Harris. She appears in the first six films of the franchise and in the animated series. She is seen with Hightower in the 5th and the 6th Police Academy films and in the animated series.

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