Narcotics Canine Unit
Snyder Police Department’s Narcotics and Tracking K-9, “Asko”, is a German Shepard.
Narcotics K-9 Duties:
- To detect illegal narcotics such as heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, MDMA and other narcotics.
- Search vehicles, homes, yards, schools, and businesses for the presence of illegal drugs.
- To assist in making our community safer by seizing illegal narcotics from our local area.
Asko became an official member of the Snyder Police Department in April 2021.
Asko is a "dual-certified" canine who searches for narcotics as well as is trained in the ability to track persons. Asko also can conduct area searched for narcotics and other articles as well.
The Narcotics K-9 Unit has the ability to set different scheduling hours as needed to effectively maintain an unpredictable and undisclosed schedule to the public. The Narcotics K-9 Unit is also available for call outs to assist the Snyder Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Scurry County Sheriff's Department when assistance is needed for a reasonable suspicion open air sniff or to search areas of probable cause.
RETIRED SPD CANINES
Narcotics K-9 "Lucas"
Lucas retired after approximately 5 years of service with the Snyder Police Department.