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. 

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.


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.

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. Contact us in confidence to discuss your security requirements, from security guards and personal protection officers to security risk management consultants, we can help.

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, , 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.