Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Are "Drone-Free Zones” Says Police Chief Sanchez

Thinking about using your new Christmas drone to capture pro-quality video of the Rose Parade and maybe the Rose Bowl game? Think again, Sky Pilot.

Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez confirmed at a Wednesday morning press conference at City Hall, that the police will “take action” against any drones spotted in the skies near New Years’ Day activities, January 2.

“It’s a ‘drone-free zone,” said Sanchez. “Leave it at home.”

Chief Sanchez also reminded Pasadena residents to “come early and bring plenty of patience.”

“And pay close attention to your surroundings,” he said, echoing a constant theme, “If you see something, say something.”

Pasadena Police will oversee the deployment of 1,500 officers this year, along with 25 K9 teams as part of its security efforts, added Sanchez, with officers at every intersection along the parade route.

As Sanchez noted, motorists driving in close proximity to

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