Detective Crystal Bowen-Carter has worked for the Akron Police Department since February of 1992.
In 1995, Crystal worked investigations in what is now the Crime Scene Unit. During that time, she photographed and documented crime scenes for case files, lifted and classified fingerprints, and registered newly released inmates in the Compulsive Registrant file.
In 1997, Crystal began working General Assignments. While working in General Assignments, Crystal investigated homicides, rapes, robberies, and other various crimes. In 2002, Crystal began working as a Juvenile Detective investigating crimes committed against children, which included: child deaths and homicides, child rape and sex crimes, child neglect and abuse, and human trafficking cases involving minors.
A fun fact about Crystal is that she investigated the "Kenmore Six" and had a rape fugitive featured on numerous news and crime shows, including America's Most Wanted. In 2017, she was the keynote speaker for the Ohio Black Women's Leadership Caucus and in 2018, she received the Ed Duvall award. Please contact Officer Bowen-Carter at 330-375-2643 or CBowen@akronohio.gov