Protective Services offers clients with a level of security and personal protection beyond the capability of a New Zealand security guard. Protective Services operates a strategic nationwide network of trained and experienced security professionals in every region of New Zealand.

Protective Services utilises the operational experience and unique skill set of security professionals from the military, intelligence and law enforcement sectors. As one of New Zealand’s most experienced specialised security providers, Protective Services takes pride in protecting the well being of it’s clients.

Protective Services is a leading New Zealand security provider. Protective Services not only provides security professionals, it is well known in the market for managing complex security and personal protection assignments.

Protective Services has been delivering security and guarding solutions for over three decades. The difference between a security guard company and Protectve Services is the calibre of the security professionals we engage.  

Whether your security requirement are within New Zealand or internationally, we have the expertise to provide you with a level of security equal to New Zealand’s highly trained police and military units.

We offer the highest level of security, personal protection and peace of mind for our clients across a myriad of industry sectors. 

Protective Services are committed to:

  • Providing highly professional specialised security, personal protection and associated risk management services
  • Deploying astute, highly skilled and internationally experienced licensed security professionals of the highest caliber
  • Managing a continual review of standard operating procedures and processes based on internationally recognised best practice

Protective Services complies with all relevant legislation, including the New Zealand Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act.

From professional security at public events, corporate functions and company meetings to personal protection, specialised security and risk management consulting. Protective Services will provide you with a seamless nationwide security and risk management solution.

Protective Services understands that no two clients are the same so the first thing our operations team creates is a standard operating procedure to meet your security needs.

We create a robust plan that will provide a high-level of protection for to safeguard your assets and people. 

Protective Services was founded on these six important pillars:

  1. Over Three Decades of Experience
    Protective Services is supported by over three decades of genuine operational experience gained throughout New Zealand and worldwide. Protective Services is dedicated to protecting people along with their assets, reputation and information.
  2. Service Focused Security
    Our team of security professionals are dedicated to delivering exceptional levels of service and retaining your business by providing bespoke security services and risk management solutions.
  3. Professional Management 
    Our operations team contributes positively with their wealth of knowledge and proactive attitude. All of our contracted security professionals are trained and highly skilled with experience gained in New Zealand and internationally.
  4. Service Delivery 
    We work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their security and risk management requirements. Our security professionals are supported by a positive and engaging team who are guided by standard operating procedures that are developed uniquely for their allocated security assignment.
  5. Efficient Processes 
    Protective Services has invested in efficient processes and procedures to ensure the successful deployment of resources. Protective Services operational and internal processes are robust enough to look after all your needs.
  6. Giving Back
    Protective Services are committed to giving back to our community and paying it forward. As a community minded organisation, we support a number of charities throughout New Zealand.

Protective Services was established by security and private investigation licence holder, Dion Neill who has over three decades of international security, risk management and private investigation experience.

Dion is a former member of the New Zealand defence forces and emergency services. Dion is a community based first responder and licensed by the Ministry of Justice (PSPLA) as a private investigator and security provider.

Protective Services only deploys the highest caliber security and risk management professionals to provide an exceptional level of private security, risk management and personal protection.

Dion commenced his career in the New Zealand private security and investigation industry in 1987. Dion spent over three decades contracting to a number of security and private investigation company’s throughout New Zealand and worldwide.

In the late 1990’s, Dion carried out personal protection for international celebrities, corporate executives, high profile individuals and major sports teams including a major New Zealand sports team playing at the world games in South Africa.

In 2009, Dion was interviewed on the Television New Zealand Breakfast Show programme regarding protecting high-profile people in New Zealand and is regarded as a security expert in wider international media networks.

Dion is a qualified instructor and NZQA workplace assessor for the security industry. Dion provides advanced security, close protection and personal protection skills to security guarding company’s, government agencies and law enforcement organisations.


Our people are not only our ambassadors but yours too. Since they play such a pivotal part of our business we take special care to recruit and deploy the very best security professionals who possess the right attitude and aptitude to deliver the best security and risk management services to our clients.


Our agents 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.

Government Licensing

The Neill Group and Protective Services are the trading names of Dion Neill. Dion is currently licensed by the Department of Justice – Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority as a private investigator, security consultant, repossession agent, personal security guard, property security guard, crowd controller and confidential document destruction agent.

The Neill Group only engages agents and associates (contractors) for private investigation, security and repossession assignments who hold a current certificate of approval or licence issued by the Department of Justice – Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority to ensure compliance with the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010.

Professional Memberships

Dion Neill is a current member of:

  • ASIS International
  • World Association of Detectives
  • New Zealand Security Association
  • The Security Institute of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators (Foundation Member)

Dion has formed strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships with the best licensed private investigators and security specialists operating in New Zealand and worldwide.

As a member of these respected professional associations, Dion receives immediate advice and assistance to support legal process serving, private investigations, private security and risk management assignments.

New Zealand & Worldwide 

The Neill Group and Protective Services are based in Wellington with a strategic nationwide network of private investigators, security specialists, field agents, repossession agents and legal process servers (document servers) in every district and region of New Zealand, including: Northland, Whangarei, Auckland, 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, Kapiti, 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.