The following information should be included on your Record of Arrests and Prosecutions (RAP) sheet:
Your arrest date is the date you were arrested on. For example, if you were arrested on October 20, 2001, your arrest date will be 10/20/2001 or Oct. 20, 2001.
Your case number is the number the court assigns to your case.
Anyone tried with a felony in Cook County will have two separate case numbers. The case number given at arrest, and then a second case number with a C given when the case was transferred to the felony schedule.
Each arrest will detail the violation(s) of law that you allegedly committed when the police officer arrested you Each charge will be abbreviated. If you are having trouble understanding what an abbreviation means, please see Common Abbreviations on RAP Sheets.
Central Booking Number (CB)
In Chicago, a CB number is a central booking number and it is used by the police to identify different arrests.
Document Control Number (DCN)
Document Control Numbers are used to track all proceedings linked to a specific arrest.
Individual Record Number (IR)
Individual record numbers are associated with your fingerprint.
State Identification Number (SID)
The state police uses a state identification number for internal record keeping.