Protective Services provides security managers, personal protection officers (internationally experienced bodyguards), event security teams, high-risk security escorts, risk management consultants and trained security guards. Protective Services is the security division of The Neill Group, licensed by the Ministry of Justice to provide security, risk management and private investigation services throughout New Zealand.

Protective Services are supported by a network of rigorously vetted and highly experienced international associates to provide specialised security, personal protection and risk management services to clients anywhere in the world. Protective Services is owned and operated by Dion Neill, a former member of the New Zealand Defence Forces and Emergency Services.

Dion is a current member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators and Institute of Management New Zealand. Dion has successfully achieved a number of internationally recognised certifications including a Diploma of Security and Risk Management and Certificate in Investigation Skills awarded by Aotea Training Services, the private training establishment of the Royal New Zealand Police College.

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

The strength of Protective Services is the highly skilled and experienced team of security professionals selected exclusively from the police and military, we do not actively recruit for contractors and do not employ staff. The proficiency and unique skill set of our people ensures we confidently deliver a comprehensive range of security requirements that caters for every situation from close personal protection to the security management of public events.

At Protective Services, we consistently provide the highest level of security and personal protection based on internationally recognised best practice for every client, regardless of size or stature.

Professional Security

Protective Services provides contracted security managers, personal protection officers (internationally experienced bodyguards), event security personnel, high-risk security escorts, security consultants, risk management specialists and trained security guards.

Event Security Management

We understand the key to minimising the security risks of your public event or private function is comprehensive planning coupled with professional and expert implementation. At Protective Services, we utilise only licensed and experienced security personnel to develop a security plan tailored to your needs.

From co-ordinating law enforcement and medical services to planning for worst-case scenarios, our unsurpassed project management ensures that every contingency is identified and addressed. Protective Services provides you with a comprehensive range of security risk management solutions to ensure your public event or private function is safe, secure and successful.

VIP Personal Protection

In 1999, our VIP personal protection service was launched with Jamie Oliver’s book signing tour followed by ‘Bardot’ from the Australian reality television series, ‘Popstars’. Protective Services has contracted it’s services  to provided personal protection and logistical support for Elton John, ‘The Police’, Tony Hawk and a number of other international celebrities, artists, sports personalities and high profile people visiting New Zealand.

The team at Protective Services have also been deployed to provide security at red carpet events and movie premiers, we also provide security for corporate meetings, public events, high profile weddings, private functions and to the international film industry. 

There have been numerous incidents where celebrity fans have caused injury or embarrassment to the client whilst attempting to gain their attention. Our security professionals specialise in the protection of VIPs, entertainers, celebrities and high profile people; to the extent that the personal protection service offered by Protective Services is now widely recognised as one of the most professional available in the market. 

From transport logistics, security trained drivers and personal protection officers – Protective Services provide a seamless nationwide security solution.

Corporate Executive Care

In today’s society, corporate executives and high profile individuals face increasing threats of extortion, retaliation, public embarrassment and kidnapping. For many, the deployment of discreet protection services has now become a reality. Public figures are increasingly at risk from individuals and groups seeking to harass, injure or extort money for some perceived injustice or to promote their cause.

Protective Services provides discreet executive protection, a specialised personal protection service commonly referred to as ‘executive care’. Executive protection addresses the management of risk that corporate executives face, we minimise these risks in an unobtrusive and highly professional manner.

Guardian Protection Programme

Protective Services launched the ‘Guardian Protection Programme’ to provide a response by a highly trained and experienced personal protection officer (internationally experienced bodyguard) who will respond to any location in a clients time of need to manage any risk associated with the threat of abduction, kidnapping, physical assault or predatory type behaviour.

Our guardian protection programme has proven to be increasingly popular for tourists, foreign company executives, dignatries and international students studying in New Zealand.

Travel Safety & Security Services

We provide exceptional travel security services for our client’s 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. We also provide ‘on board’ personal protection to clients whilst travelling within New Zealand or overseas. 

In an uncertain and unpredictable world, you want to know you are doing all that you can to protect your own people, we provide the specialised security support and professional services to keep your international travellers and expatriates safe – anywhere at anytime. 

We provide organisations with integrated security plans, risk management strategies and emergency response, to enable clients to protect their people and help their business or organisation function more efficiently.

Secure Transport

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


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. We provide close personal protection to ensure that direct contact does not take place, we will identify the stalker and prevent further action from occurring.

Our surveillance operatives often deployed on counter-surveillance assignments work closely with licensed private investigators from The Neill Group to provide discreet background inquiries and investigative support.

Special Operations – New Zealand & Worldwide

Protective Services has a team of security specialists who are former members of the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS), New Zealand Police Diplomatic Protection Service (DPS) and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) with each individual having a specific skill set and proven operational capability.

This team of specialists are ready for immediate deployment within New Zealand and worldwide to respond to circumstances where complex and time critical situations occur.

Security Consultancy

The best security strategy is one that’s tailored to the needs of your business or organisations needs. Covering both consultation and installation, we can provide a security solution that meets your individual budget and requirements.

The Neill Group will undertake a full security audit and security review, we will provide a comprehensive report outlining any security deficiencies and recommendations. Once the risk assessment is complete, we’ll consult with you to gain a better understanding of your concerns and requirements.

Working with you, we’ll provide a security strategy that addresses your main concerns, without negatively impacting your operations or budget. Because we’re not bound contractually to any security provider, we can provide honest recommendations on what security system, technology and equipment best suits your needs. 

With our strategic alliance partners and vetted associates, we have the capability to install CCTV, access control systems, locks, alarms and remote camera surveillance equipment. 

New Zealand & Worldwide

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.  

Protective Services is more than just another security guard company, let us show you the difference!