Wellington Investigations by Dion Neill, Wellington Private Investigator – New Zealand

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Wellington Investigations by Dion Neill, Wellington Private Investigator – New Zealand

Dion Neill is the founder of Code 1, The Neill Group and Protective Services. Dion is one of New Zealand’s most experienced field agents, process servers, private investigators, security professionals and risk management consultants. In 2001, Dion co-founded and managed Wellington Investigations Limited before embarking on his own journey. Dion established The Neill Group to provide high-level security, private investigation and professional field services after many years of contracting to private security and investigation companies throughout New Zealand.

Dion’s career began with a period of service in the New Zealand defence forces, followed by training at the Royal New Zealand Police College, where he gained a Certificate in Investigation Skills. Dion has also been certified as a fraud examiner, he also achieved a Diploma of Security and Risk Management (Australia) along with other internationally recognised credentials in security, investigations and risk management. Dion has trained extensively with former police officers, qualified detectives, military personnel and government intelligence specialists.

In the late 1980s, Dion was assigned to protect a prominent Wellington business owner from serious threats of violence. This high-risk security assignment was the catalyst for Dion to launch Protective Services to the market and further develop his interest in providing executive security and close personal protection. A respected pioneer of the New Zealand security industry, Dion was influential in changing the government’s licensing and training requirements for private security personnel. He remains a strong advocate for raising the benchmark of service delivery and professional standards within the New Zealand security industry.

Dion resigned from the emergency services to accept a new challenge as a senior manager with Group 4 Security (known globally as G4S) until the company was acquired by Armourguard. In this role, he was responsible for leading a large security team and managing a number of key national contracts. You’re in very safe hands! Dion and his trusted associates have worked as private security contractors in some of the world’s most volatile regions, including Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. Dion personally managed the security for a New Zealand sports team on tour in South Africa.


Do you have a problem or situation that security, surveillance or investigation could solve? The Neill Group has over 30 years experience with handling security concerns and highly sensitive issues.

It’s not by chance that some of New Zealand’s largest organisations, government agencies and high profile individuals have trusted us to help them with difficult situations. We approach each situation with a balanced, level headed approach and focus our efforts on the desired objective. We are responsible for countless arrests and criminal convictions from theft and fraud to industrial sabotage and everything in between. Private individuals employ our private investigation services because they need solid evidence and peace of mind, often people come to us when the police are not be interested or other agencies are unable to assist.

We have been catching dishonest people, including deceptive partners throughout New Zealand since 1987. Not all Wellington private investigators are equal, we urge you to act with caution and suggest you ask your private investigator for proof of their credentials, experience and relevant qualifications. In New Zealand, all security providers and private investigators must be licensed by the Ministry of Justice (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority).

Your private investigator must produce his PI licence on demand (a certificate of approval is not a PI licence). If you are in doubt, please contact the Ministry of Justice (PSPLA) or visit the New Zealand security providers and private investigators public register online at PSPLA.

Commercial investigations
We offer commercial clients a comprehensive investigation service to gather evidence and safeguard their business interests.

Our modern technology, advanced investigative techniques and formidable experience enable us to take on every type of investigation assignment.

As a client, you are our first priority and recovering losses on your behalf is one of our key objectives. We obtain factual information and evidential statements from offenders, witnesses and people of interest.

An experienced financial fraud investigator or commercial investigator can assist you with any concern, including criminal activity and misconduct cases.

We investigate with professionalism to keep your people, assets and reputation safe.

Worldwide tracing
We use proven investigative techniques, including data mining to gather information on the whereabouts of a missing (or hiding) person.

Depending on how much information you have, and how long the person of interest has been gone, tracing a missing person can happen much faster than you think.

Of course, some assignments are more challenging. When a missing person case is not a simple database job, it may take significantly more effort to locate them.

We have a solid track record of successfully locating people anywhere in New Zealand and internationally.

We assist charities and volunteer social agencies on a pro bono basis to trace birth parents and family members.

Drug, substance & psychological abuse investigations
Do you suspect your partner, family member or employee is consuming excessive alcohol, taking drugs or using illegal substances?

Substance abuse, including drugs and alcohol known to be a foundation of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour.

We also investigate cyber (internet) bullying and harassment which could be effecting you or someone you know.

If you suspect someone close to you is the victim of physical or psychological abuse our private investigators will provide the evidence you need. We can also help to mitigate any risk to family members.

Health & disability insurance investigations
In the late 1980s, Dion Neill was one of the first private investigators in New Zealand to carry out investigation assignments on behalf of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

Injury and disability insurance claims can amount to a substantial amount of money which may require validation before compensation is made.

An insurance investigator can help you to confirm the validity of insurance claims or to investigate a claimant who is suspected of misrepresenting the facts.

Our surveillance operatives and intelligence specialists are experienced with these types of investigations.

Theft, fraud & dishonesty
Unexplained loss in your business? Do you suspect theft, fraud or other criminal offending? Investigating dishonesty, including staff theft is best left with the professionals.

Fraud or theft inside a business or organisation frequently occurs through a lack of internal processes, which opens a window of opportunity for trusted staff to carry out acts of dishonesty.

We are experts at the detection and investigation of suspected theft, fraud and criminal behaviour. The evidence provided by our private investigators are often used for the basis of a complaint to police.

Wondering how to catch a thief in your business or workplace? We have a lengthy track record of catching offenders. We can provide indisputable evidence for criminal prosecution or civil legal case.

Surveillance operations
The Neill Group team includes a former government intelligence specialist who is highly-trained in surveillance. Our specialist has gained significant experience working in complex and sensitive environments.

Covert surveillance is a common element in criminal investigations, private investigations, insurance investigations and the investigation of infidelity (suspected cheating partners).

Surveillance can gain evidence required for a family court case, criminal prosecution or to record the activities of a spouse or partner.

Our experience has proven that substantial evidence and intelligence can be discreetly gained from well-managed surveillance operations that have a clear goal.

Sensitive personal investigations
Is your ex-partner not adhering to child custody arrangements? Are you being stalked? Do you suspect your spouse or partner are being unfaithful?

We carry out private, personal and sensitive investigations regarding child custody issues and other domestic-related matters (e.g. a parent not adhering to a court order or carrying out harassment-type activities).

Our private investigators are experienced at covert operations (working undercover). Using traditional and electronic strategies, they can detect harassment, unlawful acts, anti-social behaviour and deception within a business or personal relationship.

IP & trade mark investigations
Our private investigators are instructed by legal firms to investigate infringement of branding, copyright and trademark patents. They can also look into the unauthorised use of logos and theft of intellectual property.

The Neill Group’s founder, Dion Neill has personally carried out investigations for global companies, including Nike, Adidas, Armani, Microsoft, Playboy and Sony PlayStation.

Don’t let others piggyback on your business success. Where ever you’re based in New Zealand or the world, we can help you to protect the integrity of your brand and the good reputation of your company or organisation.

Are you Google searching for ‘Wellington private investigators’ or ‘New Zealand private investigators’? When looking for a PI in New Zealand, we urge you to be vigilant, act with caution and safeguard your reputation. Always ask to see referrals, certifications and recognised qualifications before you brief a so-called personal investigator.

We also suggest you do not reply on Google reviews. We have discovered that a number of our competitors are using fabricated Google reviews to gain the trust and confidence of prospective clients. Google reviews can be written by the same reviewer using various aliases. Google reviews can also be purchased from companies on the internet.

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