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Back to Basics: A 17-year law enforcement veteran goes back to basic training

Margie Hobbs is a veteran law enforcement officer with 17 years of service to the Virginia Beach Police Department, where she rose to the rank of sergeant and served as a Public Information Officer. She left the VBPD in 2016 and served six years as a PIO and recruiter for Virginia Beach Emergency Communications & Citizen Services before joining the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office as a sworn PIO last year. Now it's time for her to go back to the Basic Academy! 

However, after suffering a knee injury, Deputy Recruit Hobbs had to leave the Basic Academy to undergo surgery and physical therapy. She has since been cleared for fully duty and is completing her training with Basic Academy Class 53-22. Follow her journey as she completes basic training for the second time in her career at Back to Basics: Continued.