The nationwide team of selected and vetted security professionals at Protective Services provide a range of high-level security, personal protection and risk management solutions. Founder and license holder, Dion Neill is qualified, internationally experienced and widely recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading security, personal protection and risk management specialists. Dion founded Protective Services after providing security in the late 1990’s for celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver and Bardot from the Australian television series.

Over the last decade there has been a global shift towards, not just the employment of specialised security and personal protection services, but the attitude towards it. Once a private security service employed solely for the rich or famous, specialised security and close personal protection has now become a necessity for the personal safety of clients across New Zealand.

In today’s society, dignitaries, diplomats, government officials, corporate executives and high profile individuals face increasing threats of extortion, retaliation, public embarrassment and in some cases, violence or kidnapping. For many, the deployment of discreet security and close personal protection services is now a reality.

Public figures are increasingly at risk from individuals and radical groups seeking to harass, injure or extort money for some perceived injustice or to promote their cause. The team of security professionals at Protective Services provide discreet executive protection, a nationwide corporate security service commonly referred to as executive care.

Dion Neill’s carefully selected personal protection officers (trained, qualified and internationally experienced bodyguards) possess significant operational experience and a unique skill set to identity, mitigate and manage any risk associated with the threat of abduction, kidnapping, physical assault or predatory type behaviour.

There have been numerous incidents where celebrity fans have caused injury or embarrassment to a client whilst attempting to gain their attention. Our operatives specialise in the protection of VIPs, entertainers, corporate executives and international celebrities, to the extent that the services provided by Protective Services has been widely recognised as one of the most professional specialised security providers in New Zealand.

Dion Neill could be a speaker for your next event, conference or team meeting. Dion’s presentation, beyond the lights and siren, captivates any audience with a unique insight, up close and personal, he reveals over three decades of front line experience as a first responder in the emergency services and many years as a private investigator, surveillance operative, repossession agent, document server and personal protection officer (bodyguard), including his time protecting the rich and famous!

Guardian Protection Programme 

Protective Services launched the guardian protection programme to provide an immediate response by a personal protection officer, commonly referred to as a bodyguard who will respond to any location in a clients time of need. Protective Services provides a rapid response to manage any risk associated with the threat of abduction, kidnapping, physical assault or predatory type behaviour.

The guardian protection programme has proven to be increasingly popular to high-net worth individuals, tourists, overseas delegations, executives, international students and people visiting New Zealand from all over the world.

Travel Security

Protective Services has many years of experience providing travel security during the arrivals and departure process at domestic and international airports. Clients may be concerned or apprehensive regarding over friendly or hostile public encounters, we provide clients with the appropriate protection measures as the situation demands.

In an uncertain and unpredictable world, you want to know you are doing all that you can to protect your own people. Protective Services provides security to keep international travelers safe – anywhere at anytime.

Business Contingency Planning 

Our philosophy is that no two clients or organisations are alike and that a number of issues including the nature of their business, profile of their employees and the geographical spread of their assets can uniquely determine their level of threat and risk exposure.

Business continuity management is complimentary to a wider risk management framework, it is a holistic management process that identifies the potential impacts of a wide variety of disruptions to an organisations ability to function, allowing the organisation to tolerate the loss of part or all of its operational capability.

Court Security 

A client may be requested to attend court hearings and could be concerned about possible hostile encounters; we can provide protective measures to ensure their safety.

Security Drivers 

We have unlimited access to luxury motor vehicles for the transportation of clients on request. All vehicles comply with and exceed modern safety standards. Our licensed security trained drivers have proven emergency driving skills and have completed specialist driving courses to ensure a client’s safety at all times. Dion Neill has unlimited access to a number of luxury motor vehicles for the transportation of clients throughout New Zealand.

Our licensed security trained drivers have proven emergency driving skills and completed specialist driving courses to ensure a client’s safety at all times.

Risk Management 

The security and risk management consultants of Protective Services are selected from a variety of disciplines, including law enforcement, international security organisations and special units of the military. Protective Services provides a professional response to all of your security risk management needs.

A detailed risk assessment is important prior to commencing any operational assignment. Protective Services offers procedural security reviews, security risk and threat assessments along with security operations planning and seamless security management.


People stalk others because they are often seeking some type of intimate relationship with the victim and will often ignore warnings from the victim either of a physical or legal nature. Protective Services will identify the stalker and prevent further action from occurring.

Special Operations 

Protective Services has a team of internationally experienced associates who are former members of the military, police and intelligence community with each member having a specialised skill set and proven operational capability. This team of licensed high-level security and risk management specialists are ready for immediate deployment within New Zealand or anywhere in the world where complex and time critical situations occur.

Employee Safety

Dealing with difficult people or having your contractors or employees exposed to threatening customers can be very difficult and stressful for staff and your management team. It’s important that you have the training to support any difficult or challenging situation. Effective training combined with sound operating procedures and a safe work environment can significantly reduce the likelihood of a life-threatening or serious situation. Protective Services can assist organisations with improving the safety of staff, including a comprehensive risk management service, workplace reviews and staff training.

Security Contractors 

Our licensed security specialists have engaged in private security contracting in some of the most volatile regions around the world. Protective Services offers military trained security specialists who are prepared to deploy into hostile environments to carry out complex tactical operations, including the security of critical assets or infrastructures, evacuations of personnel and corporate executives.

Protective Services are also deployed to provide security at public events, movie premiers, corporate meetings, high profile weddings and private functions. From licensed security operatives and security trained driverse to event security personnel and personal protection specialists, contact us for a confidential, no obligation consultation.

New Zealand & Worldwide 

Protective Services are based in Wellington with a strategic nationwide network of contracted licensed 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.