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Protective services sercurity guard

Need a security company in Wellington that’s experienced and cost effective?  You have just found it!

Welcome to Protective Services

Protective Services Limited is a market leading, single source licensed security provider based in Wellington. We have a team of dedicated security professionals with the proven operational capability to provide our range of services throughout New Zealand and worldwide. 

We introduced our uniform security guarding division, GuardHire to the Wellington market to meet demands for a reliable, accountable and professional security provider. Our security officers, crowd controllers and event security personnel work closely with our personal protection officers and risk management consultants.

At Protective Services, we know our team have an important role, not only as our ambassadors but yours too. We work hard to ensure that our security professionals effectively assimilate with your business or organisational culture. 

We continue to challenge our industry's status quo by raising the benchmark of service delivery, professional standards and operational management. We provide cost effective security services without compromising professionalism and the quality of our security officers.

We understand the importance of having reliable, capable and professional security personnel you can trust!



About Us

Our Founder and Managing Director, Dion Neill was tasked in the 1980’s with protecting a prominent Wellington business owner from serious threats of violence, this high-risk security assignment was the catalyst for Dion to establish his security business, Protective Services. Dion is an industry pioneer, he has contributed to the security industry as a mentor, trainer and commentator.  

Dion proudly served in the New Zealand defence forces and emergency services, he commenced his security career in 1987 as a process server (legal document server), private investigator and security contractor. Dion was mentored and extensively trained by former members of the New Zealand police, military and intelligence services.

Dion is a recipient of the New Zealand Defence Service Medal, St John Service Medal and Long Service Award from the Wellington Free Ambulance. Dion has received advanced training in providing security, personal protection and risk management, he is proficient in krav maga, close quarter combat, pre-hospital emergency care and a range of military weapons.

Dion owned and operated a highly successful guard business prior to joining the senior management team of G4S, formally Group 4 Security NZ Limited. Dion was responsible for leading over 200 security personnel on a national basis. In the same period, Dion also developed and managed a specialised protection team for several corporate clients.

In the 1990's, Dion provided managed the security and personal protection of a New Zealand sports team on tour in South Africa. Dion has over three decades of operational experience working in the world’s most volatile regions. Dion provides a consulting service to our clients and is responsible for the operational management of Code 1, The Neill Group and Protective Services. 


Trust is an important element in any relationship, our security professionals must sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement prior to deployment on any security assignment. Our people appreciate and understand the importance of this agreement.

Quality Assurance

As a service-centric business, we believe in providing high quality security and personal protection services. We have invested in developing and maintaining a stringent company wide quality assurance management system based on internationally recognised best practice.

Government Licensed

We are approved by the New Zealand Police and licensed by the Ministry of Justice (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority) as Property Guards, Personal Guards, Crowd Controllers, Monitoring Officers, Private Investigators, Security Consultants and Repossession Agents.


Supporting Our Community 

The Neill Group and Protective Services supports a number of community based charities and non-profit organisations. Dion Neill is a qualified Ambulance Officer and volunteer first responder with over 40 years of service to St John, GoodSAM and the Wellington Free Ambulance.

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New Zealand Made Certified

As a proud 100% New Zealand owned and operated company, Protective Services Limited have been approved and granted the use of the New Zealand Made Trade Mark as a trusted mark of authenticity. 


Professional Memberships

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