NEW ZealanD's leaders in high-level security & pERSONAL protection

Highly-trained and internationally experienced personal protection officers (bodyguards) recruited from specialist units of the defence forces and law enforcement sector.  


Do you need a personal protection officer (also known as a bodyguard), security-trained driver or high-level security team?

Our personal protection services are delivered by highly-trained and internationally experienced personal protection officers of the highest calibre. Our specialist personal protection officers (bodyguards) accompany clients to public events and private functions, or while travelling within New Zealand or internationally. We also offer security-trained drivers and high-level security teams for any occasion, so any aspect of executive security and personal protection is within our scope. 

Our personal protection officers are New Zealand police approved and Ministry of Justice licensed.

All our personal protection officers are New Zealand police approved and licensed by the Ministry of Justice (PSPLA) as personal security guards. Our people are sourced exclusively from the specialist units of the defence forces and law enforcement sector. They include former members of 1 NZSAS group and New Zealand police diplomatic protection service. Whatever your situation or circumstances, we have the capability, specialised skills and operational experience to safeguard you, your family and your organisation.

What is a personal protection officer?

A personal protection officer is a type of personal security guard, government law enforcement officer or member of the military who protects a person or a group of people - usually public officials, wealthy people, film talent, entertainers or international celebrities — from danger: threats, assault, kidnapping, harassment, assassination and other criminal acts. Most important public figures, such as heads of government are protected by several bodyguards or by a team of bodyguards from a government agency such as the diplomatic protection service.

In most countries where the head of state is also their military leader, the leader's bodyguards have traditionally been royal guards and or another military unit. Less-important public figures, or those with lower risk profiles, may be accompanied by a single bodyguard who is also a security trained driver. A number of high-profile celebrities and corporate executives also use bodyguards. In some countries, wealthy people may have a bodyguard when they travel locally or overseas. In volatile environments, the security personnel might use an armoured vehicle to their VIP.


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"Our business was built on a solid foundation of delivering high-level security and personal protection worldwide".


We can meet with you to provide a comprehensive audit and review of your current security arrangements. Then we will design and present a security and risk management solution that works for you and your organisation. We are discreet, effective and resourceful. 

At Protective Services, we have worked with companies, organisations and high-profile individuals who demand the very best in security. Our expertise and operational experience will provide you with the highest level of security, based on recognised best practice.


Types of high-level security, executive care and personal protection services we offer:

Whatever your situation, we can provide a bespoke security service to guard you, your family or associates. Our executive security team and personal protection officers deliver:

  • Personal protection
  • Executive level security 
  • Red carpet event security
  • Private function security
  • International travel security escorts
  • Secure transport of valuables and sensitive documents

The types of personnel your tailored security package can include:

  • Medics
  • Safety officers
  • Crowd controllers
  • Travel security escorts
  • Security trained drivers
  • Event and venue security teams

Guardian protection programme 

We have developed the Protective Services guardian protection programme in New Zealand to provide a rapid response to people who require security advice or immediate personal protection. Our clients include international students, high-profile individuals and family members of executives.

In addition to providing a personal protection officer (or officers), we can offer you the services of a highly-skilled and professionally-trained security consultant and if required, a personal protection officer to identify and manage any threat or potential risk to your safety. If you or your family members are feeling unsafe or if you have employees that may require specialised security, please contact us in confidence.