The team at Protective Services are widely recognised for providing high-level security, personal protection and risk management to selected private, commercial and government clients throughout New Zealand.

Protective Services is a reliable source for licensed security guards, crowd controllers, event security personnel, personal protection officers (bodyguards) and risk management consultants.


Protective Services was founded by Dion Neill, a former member of the New Zealand defence forces and emergency services. Dion is the co-founder and former director of Venue Security (Wellington) Limited and Wellington Investigations Limited.

Dion commenced his career in the New Zealand security and private investigation industry in 1987. Dion has a Diploma of Security and Risk Management (Australia) along with recognised certifications in security, personal protection and risk management.

Dion featured on the highly popular television New Zealand series, ‘Private Investigators’ and was interviewed on New Zealand’s TV One Breakfast programme regarding protecting high profile people (bodyguards) in New Zealand.

Government Licensing

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The Neill Group (TNG) and Protective Services is the PSPLA approved trading names of Dion Neill – Licensed Private Investigators, Security Consultants, Repossession Agents, Personal Security Guards, Property Security Guards, Crowd Controllers and Confidential Document Destruction Agents.

TNG and Protective Services only engage contractors for private investigation, security and repossession assignments who hold a current licence issued by the Ministry of Justice – Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority.

Professional Memberships

Dion Neill is a current member of the following professional organisations:

  • ASIS International
  • World Association of Detectives (W.A.D.)
  • New Zealand Security Association (NZSA)
  • New Zealand Credit & Finance Institute (NZCFI)
  • New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators (Foundation Member and Commitee Member)

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Our agents and associates must sign a confidentiality agreement prior to deployment on any operational assignment. Trust is an important element of our client relationships and our agents understand the seriousness of breaching this agreement.

Our nationwide agents and international associates have experience working within confidential environments and respect the privacy of our clients.


Our security professionals are not only our ambassadors but yours too. Since they play such a pivotal part in our business, we take special care to recruit the very best people. They provide the image and have the abilities we require to deliver the best level of service in the market.

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 processes in place including:


Professional training and development is core to ensuring our security professionals maintain the highest level of competency and remain current with security and personal protection skills based on internationally recognised best practice.

Deployment Brief

A deployment brief includes 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 security professional.


We meet regularly with clients to ensure all aspects of our operation are exceeding their expectations. Communication is key and an important element of maintaining positive business relationships.


Our security professionals 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 core business is to provide Protective Services highly experienced, government certified and licensed security guards, security managers (contract or fixed term), event security teams, personal protection officers (bodyguards) and security risk management consultants.


Dion and his associates carries out private security, personal protection and risk management for international celebrities, corporate executives and high profile individuals.

In 1996, Dion was contracted to provide security management and close personal protection for a New Zealand representative sports team in South Africa.

We have provided secure transport, venue security, personal protection and operational support for high-profile individuals, public events, private functions and corporate organisations, including:

  • Eminem
  • Elton John
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Robbie Williams
  • Tony Hawk
  • David Beckham
  • Sting (The Police)
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Film Talent)
  • The Hobbit (VIP Event)
  • Peter Jackson
  • Bardot (Australian Popstars Television Series)
  • New Zealand Black Sticks
  • Cuba Street Carnival
  • Viva La Vida International Art Exhibition
  • Olympic Torch Relay
  • New Zealand’s Next Top Model
  • Air New Zealand Fashion Week
  • New Zealand Defence Industry Seminar
  • Meridian Energy
  • Animal Health Board
  • National Party
  • New Zealand First
  • Rt. Hon. Max Bradford
  • West Coast District Council
  • Wellington City Council
  • Village Roadshow
  • Sony Records (Australia)
  • Television New Zealand

New Zealand & International Services

TNG and Protective Services are based in Wellington with a nationwide network of field agents, private investigators, security specialists, surveillance operatives and process servers (legal document servers) in every area, 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.

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