Protective Services provides high-level security, personal protection and risk management services throughout New Zealand and internationally. Our security professionals are selected exclusively from the police and military with the experience and skill set that allows us to confidently provide a range of services beyond the capability of a typical security guard company. 

Protective Services is a proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated licensed security agency with decades of experience providing event security personnel, trained security guards, personal protection officers (internationally experienced bodyguards), high-risk security escorts, risk management consultants and security managers. Our security professionals have effectively provided personal protection, security and risk management solutions in low to high-risk environments for various corporate clients, dignitaries, celebrities, entertainers, sports personalities and high-net worth clients. 





Our Credentials

Protective Service’s expertise stems from Dion Neill, one of New Zealand’s leading security experts and personal protection specialists with over 30 years of experience operating in the international private security arena. Dion, a former member of the New Zealand Defence Forces and Emergency Services is the founder and licence holder of The Neill Group and Protective Services. Dion is a former Certified Fraud Examiner and current member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators (NZIPI) and Institute of Management New Zealand (MIMNZ). 

Dion has successfully achieved a number of recognised certifications in security operations, executive protection, security risk management and investigations; including a Diploma of Security and Risk Management (Australia) and a Certificate in Investigation Skills awarded by Aotea Training Services (private training establishment of the Royal New Zealand Police College).

Dion is a former contracted tutor for the Stotts Correspondence College – Certificate in Private Investigations and a facilitator for personal safety, security, loss prevention and risk management related training. Dion has been widely recognised for his contribution to raising the level of professionalism within the New Zealand security and investigation industry, he provides regular commentary to the media on industry related matters and has featured on the popular TVNZ series, ‘Private Investigators’ and the TVNZ breakfast programme regarding protecting high profile people in New Zealand.

Media Links

Please click the images below to view the Protective Services and The Neill Group television features


Our security professionals are not only our ambassadors but yours too. Since they play such a pivotal part of our business we take special care to recruit only the very best people to deliver the best level of service possible.

Quality Assurance

Obtaining new business can be straightforward; the secret is maintaining it to the standard’s expected by our clients. This requires us to have stringent quality control procedures and processes in place.

Training & Development

This is core to ensuring our team is maintaining high levels of personal fitness and current personal protection techniques based on international best practice. Our people are well equipped for any situation with multi-discipline training to ensure they are capable for deployment to any destination within New Zealand or internationally.

Operational Briefs

The operational brief covers all relevant policies, procedures and relevant safety issues and is a combination of both the written and verbal expectations of our client. It also contains internal information specific to each of our people. Our people must acknowledge and confirm their understanding of the requirements of every assignment prior to deployment.

Client Confidentiality

Our people must sign a confidentiality agreement prior to deployment on any assignment. Trust is an important element of our relationships therefore our people understand the seriousness of breaching this agreement. Our people are custom in working within confidential environments and respect the privacy of our clients.

International Alliance Partners 

Protective Services can secure clients and assets anywhere in the world with assistance from our carefully selected international strategic partnerships with a growing number of international security and protection agencies. Protective Services and The Neill Group serve as the New Zealand alliance partner to the Australian Professional Bodyguards (A Division of the Australian Protection and Intelligence Agency), Clearwater Special Projects (UK) and the Anvil Group (USA).

Agent Profiles

We have a number of profiles available on request from our existing operational security, risk management and personal protection teams. Please respect our profiles are subject to a high level of confidentiality due to the nature of our business and the unique backgrounds of the individuals concerned.


Our contracted security professionals and risk management consultants are selected exclusively from the police and military, we do not actively recruit for contractors and do not employ staff. Please don’t contact us regarding employment opportunities, your request will be ignored.

Government Licensing

Ministry of Justice (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority) – Licence number: 11-000153.

The Neill Group is the trading name for Dion Neill, licensed by the Ministry of Justice (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority) in New Zealand as a private investigator, security consultant, repossession agent, personal guard, property guard, crowd controller and confidential document destruction agent.  All contracted agents are licensed to ensure compliance with the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. The Neill Group is a privately owned and operated business, incorporating: Wellington Investigation & Security Group, NZ Security & Investigations, Accredited Process Servers, Nationwide Recoveries, Specialised Training Services, Protective Services and the Neill Consulting Group.

The Neill Group’s contracted agents and associates are licensed to ensure compliance with the New Zealand Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. Protective Services and The Neill Group cover every area, district and region of New Zealand, including:

Northland, Whangarei, Wellsford, Warkworth, Orewa, Albany, Takapuna, Mangere, Manurewa, Pukekohe, Coromandel Peninsular, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga, Waikato, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Huntly, Morrinsville, Matamata, Putaruru, Tokoroa, Otorohanga, King Country, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty,Tauranga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Murupara, East Cape, Gisborne, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Ruatoria, Te Kaha, Taranaki, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, Waitara, Inglewood, Manawatu, National Park, Waiouru, Taihape, Plamerston North, Marton, Bulls, Feilding, Ashhurst, Foxton, Horowhenua, Levin, Otaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Wellington, Plimmerton, Porirua, Tawa, Johnsonville, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Havelock, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Wairarapa: Featherston, Pahiatua, Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Tasman, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Motueka, West Coast, Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika, Wanaka, Queenstown, Twizel, Alexander, Te Anau, Canterbury, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Southland: Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, Balclutha, Mossburn, Gore.

Protective Services and The Neill Group are also supported by a strategic network of worldwide agents and associates to provide our clients with nationwide and international service capability.