School Resource Officer

Officer Ryan Hooper

The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is a joint program between Sycamore Police Department and the Sycamore School District, which provides a full time officer for all of the Sycamore schools, K-12. The purpose of the SRO, is to create and maintain a safe learning environment for the schools students, teachers, staff and daily visitors. The SRO also can provide Law Related Education within the classroom. The SRO is available for in school and out of school events and activities. The SRO has an office at the Police Department and the Sycamore high school. The SRO is available for scheduled meetings, but also has an open door policy to any parent, teacher, or student.

The School Resource Officer at Sycamore High School is Office Ryan Hooper.

Greetings Students & Parents,

I’m looking forward to this school year here at Sycamore High School.  Getting to know staff and students has been a great experience, and building on the relationships that I’ve established is my goal for this year.  I recognize that high school can bring a variety of challenges and change for the students, and if there are any concerns, questions, or issues that you might have, please contact me and we can discuss it.  My ultimate goal is to see all the students complete their education here at Sycamore High School, leave here with a diploma, and move on to bigger and better things in their lives.  Please contact me if there is anything I can do to assist you.

Ofc. Ryan Hooper
School Resource Officer
Sycamore Police Department

Quick 50

The “Quick Fifty” program is a program which operates at Sycamore Middle School and Sycamore High School through the DeKalb County IL Crime Stoppers (Sheriff’s Office).
The purpose of the Quick Fifty program is to recover stolen property, weapons or drugs, or any information leading to an arrest in a crime which has occurred or about to occur. This applies in the middle school and the high school.
DeKalb County Crime Stoppers is a very long running program which has helped to solve many crimes in the county. Quick Fifty is a cash reward up to 100 dollars, where an anonymous person (student) may report to the school administration or Police such things as drugs or weapons in the schools. The quick fifty has, in the past 6 years, recovered drugs and weapons from SHS and SMS.

Additional Resources in the Sycamore/DeKalb Area

The Family Therapy Clinic of NIU
DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau
The Ben Gordon Center
Family Service Agency of DeKalb County


***In no way are these specific recommendations for these resources, I am only noting a few resources that are available.  Please conduct your own evaluation of these resources and others to find one that will help you and your family the most.***