Troopers: Over 150 Leads In The Search For Matt and Sweat

June 8, 2015

State Police are reporting that over 150 leads have been developed since the escape was reported. State Police, DOCCS, and federal investigative personnel as well as surrounding agencies are following up on each lead. Troopers also say that several aircraft from state and federal agencies are also being used, in the search for Richard Matt and David Sweat.


The State Police currently have approximately 100 personnel which includes uniform, investigative and specialty units on the ground actively searching and following leads. State Police continue to coordinate with several other local, state and federal agencies. At this time, more than 250 corrections and law enforcement officers are involved in the region and additional investigative services are being applied statewide and nationally. All available assets are involved in this effort.