Protective Services provides high-level security, personal protection and risk management services throughout New Zealand and worldwide. Protective Services utilises licensed security professionals selected exclusively from the police and military with the operational experience and skill set to provide a level of protection beyond the capability of a New Zealand security guard. 

Protective Services is owned by Dion Neill who is licensed as a private security provider by the Department of Justice. Dion has decades of experience providing contracted personal protection officers (internationally experienced, qualified and highly trained bodyguards), security escorts and security risk management consultants. 

Our security professionals provide close personal protection, specialised security and risk management in medium to high-risk environments for a growing number of corporate executives, international celebrities, sports personalities, entertainers, film talent and high-net worth clients. 


Protective Service’s expertise stems from Dion Neill, one of New Zealand’s leading security experts, personal protection and security risk management specialists with over 30 years of international operational experience. Dion is a former member of the New Zealand defence forces and emergency services, he is the founder and licence holder of both The Neill Group and Protective Services. 

Dion has been widely recognised for his contribution to raising the level of professionalism within the New Zealand security industry, he provides regular commentary to the media on industry related matters and has featured on the popular television New Zealand series, ‘Private Investigators’ and the television New Zealand breakfast programme regarding protecting high profile people in New Zealand. 


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.


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.


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

The Neill Group and Protective Services are the trading names for Dion Neill who is 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 security professionals of Protective Services are licensed to ensure compliance with the New Zealand Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. 

Protective Services covers every 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, Palmerston 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.