Protective Services is a licensed private security organisation with a team of Wellington based Security Guards, Crowd Controllers, Personal Protection Officers and Security Risk Management Specialists. Unlike many international security companies operating in Wellington, Protective Services is a New Zealand owned business founded on the pinnacles of quality, professionalism and service excellence.

Protective Services only engages highly-trained, experienced and licensed Security Professionals selected exclusively from the military and emergency services. Protective Services was founded by licence holder, Dion Neill who has over 30 years of experience as a Private Investigator, Security Professional and Risk Management Consultant.

Dion is a former member of the Emergency Services and New Zealand Defence Forces. Dion is a proud recipient of the St John Long Service Medal, New Zealand Defence Service Medal and Long Service Award from the Wellington Free Ambulance.

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Dion is a former Certified Fraud Examiner with a Diploma of Security and Risk Management along with a Certificate of Investigation Skills from the private training establishment of the Royal New Zealand Police College. Dion has achieved the highest credentials in security and risk management available in Australasia.

In the late 1980’s, Dion was one of the first licensed Private Investigators to carry out investigation assignments on behalf of the ACC. Dion was also a member of a multi-discipline investigation team responsible for the successful conviction of over 20 offenders in the High Court of New Zealand, this lengthy and complex investigation also resulted in the disestablishment of a sophisticated criminal syndicate.

In 1987, Dion was tasked to protect a Wellington business owner from serious threats of violence, this assignment was the catalyst for Dion to launch Protective Services. Dion has worked within international high-risk environments, he managed the security for a New Zealand representative sports team on tour in South Africa.

Dion also established a security business that was later acquired by Group 4 Security (G4S). Dion accepted a senior management position with G4S, he was responsible for over 200 operational security staff. Dion has protected the rich and famous, including Sting, Bardot, Eminem, Jamie Oliver, Tony Hawk, Sir Elton John, Sir Peter Jackson and Film Talent from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

 

Trained Security Guards You Can Trust! 

Protective Services launched Guard Hire to satisfy demands in the market for an accountable and professional Security Guard provider. Protective Services is a reliable source for highly-trained Security Guards, Protection Officers, Crowd Controllers and Risk Management Specialists.

Protective Services has a lengthy track record as a provider of Security, Guarding, Personal Protection and Risk Management Services. Our highly-trained team of licensed Security Professionals will design a bespoke solution to protect your assets, people and infrastructure. 

Hundreds of security guards quit the Commonwealth Games

 

Protective Services – Introducing Wellington Security Guard Hire

Protective Services introduces licensed and highly-trained Security Guards (known as Guard Hire) to the Wellington market to satisfy client needs for a reliable source to Wellington Security Guards, Crowd Controllers and Event Security Personnel. 

A Security Guard (also commonly known as a Security Officer, Protection Officer or Mobile Patrol Officer) is a licensed Security Professional employed by the private, commercial or Government sectors to guard and protect assets, people, equipment, information and infrastructure from fire, theft, hazards, unsafe staff practices or criminal type activity.

In New Zealand, Security Guards are required to hold a certificate of approval or licence issued by the Ministry of Justice in New Zealand (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority) as a Crowd Controller, Personal Security Guard, Property Security Guard or other category of licence depending on the activities carried out for a client.

Security Guards can either be overt or covert. Generally Static Security Guards or Mobile Security Patrol Officers maintain a high-visible presence to deter trespassing, criminal offending and inappropriate behaviour by patrolling on foot, mobile in a security vehicle or by using electronic monitoring systems for signs of fire, theft or intentional damage.

A Security Guard in any capacity will take appropriate action to minimise and manage any risk to their client or clients business premises, including: surveillance (static or mobile), escorting trespassers, apprehending offenders and reporting any incidents of hazards or criminal activity to the Police, Emergency Services or other appropriate authorities.

 

VIP, Celebrity, Executive Care & Close Personal Protection

Corporate Executives and high profile public figures are increasingly at risk from individuals and groups seeking to harass, injure or extort money for a perceived injustice or to promote their cause. 

In today’s society, corporate executives face mounting threats of extortion, retaliation and public embarrassment. Executive Protection is a specialised field of security commonly referred to as Executive Care to address the management of any risk faced by these individuals or their family. 

Our Executive Protection Service (EPS) are structured to mitigate the ever-changing risk facing our clients due to their wealth, status, travel destinations or other contributing factors. 

 

Security Risk Management 

Our licensed Security Consultants and Private Investigators deliver a range of security and investigation solutions. Protective Services are Wellington and nationwide risk management specialists to the private, corporate and government sectors.

Protective Services will review your current business or organisations security arrangements. We provide independent security consulting and risk management services in Wellington and throughout New Zealand.

Your business or organisation is vulnerable to a variety of risk, including, but not limited to theft, fraud, threats of violence or suspected corruption, our security consultants conduct risk assessments of your brand, assets, people and infrastructure.

 

Role of a New Zealand Security Guard

A Security Guard (also commonly known as a Security Officer, Protection Officer or Mobile Patrol Officer) is a licensed Security Professional employed to guard and protect assets, people, equipment, information and infrastructure from fire, theft, hazards, unsafe staff practices or criminal type activity.

Security Guards are required to hold a certificate of approval or licence issued by the Ministry of Justice in New Zealand (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority) as a Crowd Controller, Personal Security Guard, Property Security Guard or other category of licence depending on the service offered to clients.

Generally Security Guards or Mobile Security Officers maintain a high-visible presence to deter trespassing, criminal offending and inappropriate behaviour by patrolling on foot, mobile in a security vehicle or by using electronic monitoring systems for signs of fire, theft or intentional damage.

A Security Guard in any capacity will take appropriate action to minimise and manage any risk to their client or their business premises, including: surveillance, escorting trespassers, apprehending offenders and reporting incidents of hazards or criminal activity to the Police, Emergency Services or other appropriate authorities.

The Neill Group (TNG) provides a range of Wellington and nationwide professional services from private investigations and process serving (legal document serving) to para-legal support and professional field services throughout New Zealand. TNG carries out private investigation assignments in the greater Wellington region and across New Zealand using only experienced Forensic Experts, Private Investigators, Certified Fraud Examiners and Surveillance Operatives.

TNG utilises the unique skill set and operational experience of former Police Detectives for all private, commercial and government investigations. TNG’s core values of integrity and professionalism are the foundation of the organisations success. TNG’s licensed Private Investigators are highly skilled, resourceful and committed to achieving the best possible outcome. When you are searching for evidence or intelligence, there’s no substitute for qualified and experienced licensed Private Investigators.

 

Code 1 Limited has a number of Paramedics and EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians) available to provide emergency care at any public event or private function. Code 1 has provided medical teams for Music Artists, Film Talent and visiting International Celebrities. Our highly skilled Medics have decades of front line experience with St John or the Wellington Free Ambulance.

All of our contracted EMT’s and Paramedics must provide an authority to practice (ATP) prior to engagement or have gained a recognised qualification to provide first aid coverage. Providing qualified Medics, licensed Security Guards and professional security teams assists event organisers to mitigate and manage any risk to their staff or the people who attend their public event or private function. 


People

Our strength is our experienced team of Risk Management Consultants who primarily consist of former Detectives, Police Officers, Military Personnel and Intelligence Specialists. Each member of the Protective Services team is carefully screened. Our pre-employment background process includes criminal record checks, vulnerable sector checks, and psychological testing.

Every member of our security team are interviewed by our Managing Director, thoroughly vetted, and must supply at least three verifiable references. Successful candidates are then trained in our systems, processes and operational equipment. Protective Services only engages skilled, experienced and highly-trained Security Professionals to provide clients with an extensive range of security, personal protection and risk management services. 

 

Philosophy 

Our Security Professionals are not only our ambassadors but yours too. Our people play such a pivotal part in our business so we take care to recruit people with the credentials, experience and skill set to suit the requirements of our clients. Our systematic approach to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of security means clients can focus on getting the job done without risk to their assets or people. 

 

Training 

Protective Services training protocols exceed those of any other security company in the region. All our Security Guards receive formal security training.

 

Deployment 

Our pre-deployment briefing covers all relevant policies, procedures and relevant safety issues, this document is a combination of both written and verbal expectations of our clients. 

 

Meetings

We meet regularly with our clients to ensure all aspects of our operation are exceeding their expectations. This is the opportunity for transparent communication between both parties, we appreciate every client has different requirements and as such, we are agile and responsive. 

 

Confidentiality

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

 

Quality Assurance

Protective Services has invested in developing and maintaining a quality assurance management system based on recognised best practice. Our objective is to provide clients with bespoke security and risk management solutions that allow their business or organisation to operate safely and efficiently.


Memberships

Dion Neill was a foundation and executive member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators (NZIPI) until his resignation in 2020.

Dion is a current member of the following professional organisations:

  • ASIS International
  • World Association of Detectives
  • New Zealand Security Association
  • New Zealand Credit & Finance Institute

               

Community Support

TNG proudly supports a number of community based charities and non-profit organisations including St John, Starship, Life Flight Trust, Wellington Free Ambulance and Ronald McDonald House. Dion Neill is a Volunteer First Responder (Qualified Ambulance Officer) with over 40 years of service to St John and the Wellington Free Ambulance.