Protective Services is a proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated licensed security operator providing highly innovative and professional specialised security, personal protection and risk management services, including, but not limited to contract security managers, internationally experienced personal protection officers (bodyguards), event security personnel, high-risk security escorts, security consultants, risk management specialists and trained security guards.

Protective Services (A Division of The Neill Group) is licensed by the Ministry of Justice to provide security services throughout New Zealand. Protective Services is supported by an international network of vetted and highly experienced associates to provide security and personal protection 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 foundation member of the Institute of Professional Investigators (NZIPI) and was board certified as a fraud examiner.

Dion has successfully achieved a number of internationally recognised certifications including a Diploma of Security and Risk Management (Australia) and a Certificate in Investigation Skills awarded by 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 industry, he provides regular commentary to the media on industry related matters and featured on the popular television New Zealand series, ‘Private Investigators’ and television feature regarding protecting high profile people in New Zealand.

Dion has spent a number of years conducting covert surveillance and managing undercover operations with a focus on fraud and theft investigations; he was one of the first licensed private investigators in New Zealand to carry out investigation assignments for the ACC.

In 1989, Dion provided expert witness evidence in the High Court of New Zealand as a member of a team investigating a complex theft operation resulting in the successful prosecution of over 25 offenders.

Dion Neill has over 30 years of international operational experience providing a broad range of private investigation, risk management, specialised security, asset recovery and para-legal support services.

Dion’s decades of industry experience and specialised skill set are used by clients for a variety of investigation and security assignments, he has a notable track record of successfully recovering hidden assets and serving evasive defendants with court proceedings.

Our strength is our experienced team of security risk management consultants and agents primarily consisting of former police officers, security management professionals and military personnel (including specialist units). The proficiency of our people means we can confidently provide a fully comprehensive range of specialised security requirements, catering for every situation from individual personal security to the management of public events and private functions.

We work endlessly to ensure we consistently provide the highest level of protection for all clients regardless of size and stature. We have developed a reputation for reliability, professionalism, discretion and pragmatism with all of our services.

Over the last few years there has been a global shift towards, not just the employment of specialist security, but the attitude towards it. Once a service employed solely by the rich or famous; specialist security and close protection has now become a necessity of modern business and personal safety.

Professional Security

Protective Services provides contract security managers, internationally experienced personal protection officers (bodyguards), event security personnel, high-risk security escorts, security consultants, risk management specialists and trained security guards. We understand the key to minimising the security risks of your event is comprehensive planning coupled with professional and expert implementation.

We utilise only licensed and experienced 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 event is safe, secure and successful.

VIP Protection

In 1999, our close personal protection service began with Jamie Oliver’s New Zealand book signing tour followed by the New Zealand tour of ‘Bardot’, a female band from the Australian reality television series, ‘Popstars’. Protective Services has provided personal protection and logistics support for Sir Elton John, ‘The Police’, Tony Hawk and a number of other celebrities, artists, sports personalities and high profile people. Our team have been deployed to provide security at red carpet events, movie premiers and private residences, we also provide venue security for corporate events, public meetings, film sets, high profile weddings and private functions.

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 (bodyguard) 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 internationally experienced personal protection officers (bodyguards) – we provide a seamless nationwide security solution.

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 professional manner.

Guardian Protection 

Protective Services launched the ‘Guardian Protection Programme’ to provide a response by a highly trained and experienced personal protection officer (bodyguard) who will respond to any location in your time of need to manage any risk associated with the threat of abduction, kidnapping, physical assault or predatory type behaviour. Our programme has proven to be popular for tourists, foreign company executives and international students studying in New Zealand.

Travel Security

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 risk management plans, strategies and responses, so you can protect your people and help your business 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 

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 Squad and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Services (SIS) with each individual having a specific skill set and operational capability. This team of specialists is 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 audit and security review, we will provide a comprehensive report outlining any security deficiencies. 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 system, technology and equipment is best for you. With our strategic alliance partners, we have the capability to install CCTV, access control systems, locks, alarms and camera surveillance.

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