Pitchess Motion Update – Vacaville

November 14, 2019   |   Vacaville, CA

This class has available seating. Click on the “register now” button located above.


Vacaville City Hall
Conference Room A/B
650 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

For a flyer of the class, click HERE


Parking available to the rear of the City Hall Campus. Do not park in front of City Hall.

Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

POST certified: 9100-30640-19-004

Course Description

What you will learn:

This course will update you on handling a Pitchess Motion, both procedural 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:


For group registration contact KaShawn at kseibles@cpoa.org

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy – Effective 8/1/18

All cancellations and substitutions MUST be in writing and directed to the Training Manager Alexandra at amacaluso@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.

*Registration Policy:

CPOA will not register anyone for a class unless payment has been received in full. If you are not able to provide payment with registration you may provide a credit card to hold the seat. However, all students must be paid in full 10 days prior to the class. If payment is not received and a card has been given to hold the seat, it will be charged.

Hampton Inn and Suites
800 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 469-6200

Courtyard by Marriott
120 Nut Tree Parkway
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 451-9000

Residence Inn by Marriott
360 Orange Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 469-0300


Greg PalmerGreg Palmer – Jones & 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. 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.

Who Should Attend:

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