Order your police report from the Chicago Police Department, easily

Do you have a Victim Information Notice from the Chicago Police Department with an R.D. number? We can help you get your police report.

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Getting your report is a hassle.

If you were the victim of, or involved in, a crime, the Chicago Police Department may have issued you a Victim Information Notice. This one-page document gives you your "R.D number". Sometimes, this document is enough for insurance purposes. Often, it isn't and you need to obtain the full report.

Obtaining the full report can be done in person. But you have to travel to the Central Police Headquarters during their shortened business hours, park, wait in line, fill out multiple forms, wait in more lines, and more. Most people don't have time for this.

We can help. With our convenient service, we will help you get your police report quickly and easily.

We will submit the request for you on your behalf to obtain these kinds of forms:

  • Case report
  • Traffic Crash report

After we submit the request, the City of Chicago will pull the records and send them to you by mail. This usually takes ~10 business days to obtain to your mailbox.

To submit the request, we will need the following information:

  • Victim/requestor's name and address
  • Type of incident
  • Address of occurrence
  • R.D. number (found at the top of your Victim Information Notice)

You will enter that information, pay for the report, and we will begin the process.

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Which report are you looking for?

Case report

Comprehensive document that provides details about a specific incident or crime. Includes information about:
  • The incident
  • The individuals involved
  • Witness statements
  • Evidence collected
  • Investigative actions taken by law enforcement


Traffic Crash Report

Focuses on car accidents and other traffic collisions. Includes information about:
  • The vehicles involved
  • The drivers and passengers
  • Details of the crash scene
  • Any injuries sustained


Frequently asked questions

I was the victim of a crime. How can I file a police report online?

The Chicago Police Department supports online filing of certain types of incidents. Learn more about online filing: what you can file online through their system, what the process is to get a police report, and how long it takes.

What is an RD number? Where can I find it?

The RD (or R.D.) number can be found at the top right of your Victim Information Notice from the Chicago Police Department. Here is a sample with the location of the RD number circled in red.

How long will it take to receive my report?

Usually 10-14 days. However, it can sometimes take longer.

Can I request a report where I am not a named party?

You can try, however, we don't recommend it. It is possible that CPD refuses to provide you with the information you need. You will not receive a reimbursement in this case.

Can I request these reports myself?

You certainly can. Information is available on the Chi311 website. We provide this service as a convenience to those who do not feel comfortable mailing.

What is the difference between each of these reports?

  • Case Report: A case report is a comprehensive document that provides details about a specific incident or crime. It typically includes information about the incident, the individuals involved, witness statements, evidence collected, and investigative actions taken by law enforcement. Case reports are essential for tracking criminal investigations, ensuring due process, and maintaining accurate records.
  • Traffic Crash Report: A traffic crash report, also known as an accident report, is generated when there is a motor vehicle collision. It includes details about the accident, such as the location, date, time, vehicles involved, drivers’ information, witness statements, and a description of how the crash occurred. These reports are crucial for insurance claims, legal proceedings, and traffic safety analysis.
  • Rap Sheet: A rap sheet, also known as a criminal record, is a compilation of an individual’s criminal history. It includes information about arrests, charges, convictions, and other legal interactions with law enforcement. Rap sheets are maintained by law enforcement agencies and are used for background checks, employment screenings, and legal proceedings.

What do you do with my information?

Currently, we only use your information to submit the request to the Chicago Police Department.

Do you support Domestic, Sexual Assault, or Mental Health Incident Notices?

Not at this time.

I need more information than what is returned in the edited report. How do I get the full report?

From the Chicago Police Department: "If a member of the general public is unsatisfied with an edited report and requests a full disclosure of the information contained in any official Department report, the requester will be advised to submit a request for such information under the Freedom of Information Act to the Manager of the Records Services Division."

What do you do with my information?

Currently, we only use your information to submit the request to the Chicago Police Department.