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.

Administration

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.

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…)

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.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 6:30am ON RACE DAY.
10k WALKERS START AT 6AM.

Fall Festival Lip Sync Contest

The Fall Festival Lip Sync Contest will be held FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 at 6PM at CITY PARK GAZEBO.

Prizes will be award to children in the following categories: Male Soloist, Female Soloist, and Group
Age divisions for competition will be as follows: K-1st, 2nd -3rd, 4th-5th and 6th and older
Dress up like your favorite singer or band and lip sync to their song. All songs will be faded out at the 3-minute mark. NO EXCEPTIONS. ONLY 2 OF THE SAME SONG WILL BE ALLOWED, SO GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN EARLY. Please bring your own CD of the recorded song. For more information, contact Community Services at 592-5262.

To register, please complete the Lip Sync Registration Form and return it to our NEW OFFICE LOCATION at 137 N F St, Exeter, Ca. 93221.

Participants Name(s): If participating in a group category, please list name, grade and phone number of all participants. If in a group, you will compete in the grade category of the highest grade in the group. We must also have a signature from each child’s parent or guardian in order to participate.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS: Wednesday, October 11, 2017