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.


City Hall The City Administrative Offices consists of several departments.  They are General Administration, City Clerk, Finance, and Planning.

General Administration focuses on the general management of the city and direct support of the elected City Council, and it includes administration of contracted services such as legal counsel, planning, and engineering services.

The City Administrator is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief executive officer of the organization.

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for the records management system of the city as well as providing election services and has custody of the City Seal.

The offices of the City Administrator, City Clerk, and City Council can be found at 100 North C Street, at the northwest corner of C Street and Pine Street, alongside the Police Department.

The Finance Department is responsible for all financial management services and activities provided by the city.  This includes payroll, accounts payable, business license, fixed assets, and general accounting and auditing of the city.

The Planning Department is responsible for processing zoning requests, conditional use permits, site plan reviews, subdivision work, tenative and final maps, annexation requests, and environmental impact reports.

Both Finance and Planning can be found at 137 North F Street, alongside the Community Services Department, which includes Recreation, Dial-A-Ride, Animal Control, and other services.

For more information on Exeter, please call 559.592.3710 or visit Exeter City Hall at 137 North F Street, Exeter, CA  93221
Office hours are generally 8:00am – 4:30pm,  but some offices may vary.

Exeter City Plan

Exeter City documents are available for download here.

Welcome to the City of Exeter

watertower2The city of Exeter is situated at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The area has scenic beauty, a thriving business community and a population who take great pride in the town’s heritage, quality housing, good schools and a very low incidence of crime.
Exeter is located on State Highway 65, 2 miles south of Highway 198 and 15 miles east of Highway 99. Exeter is within a 3 to 4 hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and 30 minutes from the entrance to Sequoia National Park.
Situated in the middle of California’s agricultural heartland the great San Joaquin Valley, one of the world’s most fertile valleys, Exeter is known for the sweetest oranges in the world. Exeter is also known for its abundant supply of citrus, deciduous fruits, nuts and table grapes.
National recognition was given to Exeter in 2000 as “One of America’sPrettiest Painted Places.” Professional artists have painted huge murals depicting the history and culture of the area on exterior walls throughout the downtown area. There are currently 29 murals in this outdoor art gallery, and move are planned. Group tours can be arranged.
One of the newer facilities in the community is the Exeter Bark Park. The park is becoming a popular gathering spot for residents and visitors alike.
Exeter’s city leaders are determined to retain our small town charm while making room for conservative growth. Exeter has a variety of antique stores, specialty shops, services, restaurants, lodging and a long tradition of annual events and festivals.

Employment Opportunities



The City of Exeter is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Chief of Police. The ideal candidate for this position has been described as an experienced law enforcement professional with experience in a municipal setting, with strong knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures related to community-based police services, relationship building, staff development, and organizational leadership. They will be skilled in municipal law enforcement techniques; use of emerging technologies; report preparation and presentation in both verbal and written forms; professional development and mentoring, recruitment and training; and strategic planning.  The new Police Chief will proactively assess the Police Department and, using a fresh perspective, identify creative opportunities for budgetary and operational efficiencies and build a strong succession plan.  The City Council is very specifically looking for a highly qualified leader and mentor to serve in this role for 3-5 years, preparing internal staff for advancement at the end of that time. (more…)

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 .

Public Opinion Sought on City Council Election Districting Maps

The City of Exeter is seeking public comment on the Districting of City Council seats. To review the maps, you can download PDF files of the maps (links are below) or you can look at the interactive online version.

There are three options available:

Green: Downtown and east of Kaweah Avenue are each united in their own (separate) districts (B and E, respectively); the west side of town is drawn into reasonably compact districts; all five districts touch on the railroad corridor; District D keeps the heavily Latino area southwest of downtown united; (more…)