Pitchess Motion Update – Escondido

November 18, 2021   |   Escondido, CA


Escondido Police Department
1163 N Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

For a flyer of the class, click HERE


8:00am – 5:00pm


POST Certified 8 hours, 9100-30640-21-001


What you will learn:

This course will update you on handling a Pitchess Motion, both procedurally and substantively, from the time a motion is received to preparing and arguing opposition to the motion in court, handling the in-camera hearing and appealing erroneous orders. Recent cases will be discussed.

Registration Fee:


If you are unable to complete the group registration process, please email Montana Lynch at mlynch@cpoa.org.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy – Effective 8/1/18

All cancellations and substitutions MUST be in writing and directed to the CPOA Training Coordinator at kseibles@cpoa.org. All refunds will be processed within 30 days from the written date of the cancellation request.

Cancellations made 30 calendar days or more from the first day of your registered course will be refunded minus a $30 cancellation fee.

Cancellations made 29 calendar days to 10 calendar days from the first day of your registered course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations made 9 calendar days or less from the first day of your registered course are NOT eligible to receive a refund.

*Registrants who cannot attend a course are strongly encouraged to find a substitution.

Thank you!

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

Who Should Attend:

This class is open to all sworn, non-sworn and legal professionals in law enforcement.

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1700 Seven Oaks Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 740-1700

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Escondido, CA 92025
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     Gregory P. Palmer – Law Offices of Jones and Mayer

Gregory P. Palmer joined the Law Offices of Jones & Mayer as a Senior Associate in 1999.    Prior to that, Mr. Palmer spent almost ten years with the Law Offices of Mayer, Coble & Palmer.  He has extensive experience acting as a legal advisor to more than 100 chiefs of police and sheriffs throughout the State of California.  In that capacity, he has provided legal assistance in all aspects of operating a police department. Mr. Palmer has represented Chiefs of Police in more than three hundred disciplinary appeal hearings and arbitrations with a ninety percent success rate.  He has also handled several disciplinary hearings involving firefighters and public works employees.  Mr. Palmer is experienced in handling excessive force, dishonesty, insubordination, off-duty criminal conduct, and other matters.  He has appeared in court on “Pitchess” motions hundreds of times and has prepared and argued a dozen appellate court writs challenging improper trial court decisions on these motions.  Mr. Palmer has also briefed and argued approximately twenty administrative writ petitions on discipline cases and AB 301 issues.  Prior to entering the practice of law, he was a police officer for ten years in La Palma, California.
Mr. Palmer is also conversant in all aspects of the criminal prosecution of city code enforcement cases.  He has performed as the City Prosecutor in two local cities and Assistant City Prosecutor in several more cities.   Mr. Palmer has developed unique expertise in prosecuting sexually-oriented businesses, both criminally and by administratively suspending or revoking city permits.