Sketch recognition has important law enforcement applications in detecting and apprehending suspects. Compared to hand drawn sketches, software generated composite sketches are faster to create and require lesser skill sets as well as bring consistency in sketch generation. While sketch generation is one side of the problem, recognizing composite sketches with digital images is another side. This paper presents an algorithm to address the second problem, i.e. matching composite sketches with digital images. The proposed algorithm utilizes a SSD based dictionary generated via 50,000 images from the CMU Multi-PIE database. The gallery-probe feature vectors created using SSD dictionary are matched using GentleBoostKO classifier. The results on extended PRIP composite sketch database show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. © 2014 IEEE.