Christmas Parade Entries Sought

Exeter Community Services/Recreation Department is accepting applications for participation in the 2017 Exeter Christmas Parade. The deadline to apply is November 27, 2017.

This year’s theme is Christmas in Paradise. The following categories are featured:

  • Youth
  • Float
  • Marching Band
  • Dancing/Baton Group
  • Animal
  • Misc.

Note: Remember that there will be no Santa impersonators allowed in the entries.

Please download and submit the completed entry form to Exeter Community Services, PO Box 237, Exeter, CA 93221. You can also pick up and submit forms at the Community Services Office. The office, located at 137 N. F Street, is open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. For information, call 592-5262.

2018 Youth Basketball

The Exeter Community Services Department is currently accepting registration for the 2018 Youth Basketball season. All boys and girls in K-8th grade are eligible to participate. Our volunteer coaches will teach the basic skills of basketball in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Players will learn the importance of team play, good sportsmanship BUT most of all HAVE FUN.
League play is tentatively set to begin on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Players will practice one night a week, and that night and time will be determined by the coach.
** Please note: League configurations are determined by enrollment per grade. (i.e.: K-1st vs. K-2nd etc…)

Registration fee (LEAGUE ONLY): $45.00 per player if paid by Monday, November 27, 2017.
Registration fee (LEAGUE AND 3 DAY BASKETBALL CAMP): $60.00 per player if paid by date above
FEE INCREASES TO: $55.00 per player (LEAGUE ONLY) AFTER Monday, November 27, 2017.
BASKETBALL CAMP ONLY: $25.00 per player.


What better way to start the Youth Basketball season than with a Basketball Camp. Camp will run December 27-29 at the WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM. K-4th grade boys and girls will be from 9am-11:00am. 5th -8th grade boys and girls will be from 12pm-2pm.
Get a head start and come out to camp!

Download and complete the registration form and mail or return it with fee to: Exeter Community Services Office: PO Box 237, Exeter, CA 93221. For information call 592-5262 .

Meet the Interim Chief of Police, Jeff McIntosh

Interim Chief McIntosh retired from Visalia Police Department in December 2015 after 31 years of service. He began his career in 1984 as a Level II Reserve Police Officer and in 1985 was hired as a Community Service Officer. In 1986 he was sworn in as a full time Police Officer. During his career as a Police Officer  McIntosh was assigned to Patrol, K-9, Youth Services Detective, Property Crimes Detective, Auto Theft Detective, and the Special Enforcement Unit. He  also served as a member of SWAT and as a Baton Instructor.

In 2007 McIntosh was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to Patrol, K-9, Reserve Unit, and Violent Crimes.

In 2011 he was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to the Special Enforcement Bureau, District II Substation, Night Watch Commander, and the Investigations Bureau.

During his career McIntosh  was recognized as Visalia Police Department’s Reserve Officer of the Year in 1985, Officer of the Year in 1999, and received the 2003 Watch Commander Award and the 2010 California Attorney General’s Award. He was a court recognized expert regarding gangs and the use and sales of narcotics and has over 2000 hours of certified training in a wide range of law enforcement disciplines.

May 1st 2017  McIntosh was sworn in as the Interim Chief of Police in Exeter California.

Coffee with a Cop in October

Exeter Police Department presents Coffee with a Cop on October 4th from 7 to 9 am at McDonalds, 1109 W. Visalia Rd., in Exeter. For information, call (559) 592-3103.

Coffee with a Cop was launched in Hawthorne California in 2010 as a result of a brainstorming session. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day.

Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. However, over time the character and composition of our nation’s communities have changed due to shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different communication methods such as websites and social media.

The Hawthorne Police Department hit upon a simple plan to break through the barriers that have built over the years—a cup of coffee.

In less than five years, Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in all 50 states and is one of the most successful community-oriented policing programs across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the United States to Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interaction outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together.

A cup of coffee is a common bond. And, it can help officers build better relationships with the communities they serve.

Agenda Free

No speeches or specific topics. Just informal conversations about what matters to community residents.

No Barriers

Eliminate obstacles-such as radios, patrol cars and cell phones-for a short period of time to be more approachable and have relaxed conversations with the community.

Problem Solving

Coffee with a Cop events are opportunities to build relationships in order to better problem-solve with the people officers serve.

Fall Festival 10K/2M Run

The City of Exeter 10K/2M Fall Festival Run will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017. The run starts and finishes at Exeter City Park (Cedar and D Street). The 10k, 6.2 miles, is a flat and fast run through the streets of Exeter. The 2M Prediction goes through downtown and city streets.
The first 50 PAID AND SIGNED REGISTRATION entrants receive a T-shirt.***
10k run awards will be given to the first three to finish in each division and to the fastest male and female. 2 Mile awards will be given to top 10 prediction times.
Registration: 10k/2m – $25.00. RACE DAY REGISTRATION $35.00
***Only the first 50 PAID AND SIGNED REGISTRATION entrants will receive a t-shirt, you ARE NOT guaranteed a shirt on race day.
Pre-register by completing the registration form (Click to download) and returning with fee to:
Exeter Recreation
PO Box 237,
Exeter, Ca. 93221.
You may also register in person at the Exeter Recreation Office located at 137 N F St. or at City Park on race day.
Note: Registration/Check-in starts at 6:00am on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the City Park. Race Time is 7:00am.