Chief Veitch began his policing career with the Burlington, VT police department as a police officer in 1994. He was hired by the Saratoga Springs Police Department in August of 1995 and spent six years as a patrolman before being promoted to Investigator in 2001. He was assigned to the narcotics unit for five years before being promoted to sergeant in 2006. He was promoted again in 2007 to Lieutenant, assigned as the commanding officer of the Investigations Division. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2011.
Chief Veitch has received a number of professional awards including being named Officer of the Year in 1997 and received a New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit in 1998. In 2006 the National Criminal Enforcement Association awarded then Inv. Veitch their award for the largest street level heroin seizure for that year.
In 2008 Chief Veitch graduated from both the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy, session 61 and the FBI National Academy, session 235. Chief Veitch holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Leadership from Plattsburgh State University. He lives in the City of Saratoga Springs with his wife Jennifer and their five children.
Chief Veitch was promoted to his current position upon the retirement of Chief Christopher Cole in May 2013.