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.