The Neill Group are licensed private investigators, process servers (legal document servers), surveillance experts, repossession agents and risk management consultants.
Protective Services operates a Wellington based GuardHire division with professionally trained and highly-experienced security officers along with crowd controllers, event security teams, personal protection officers (bodyguards) and security consultants, we source our people from the military, law enforcement and intelligence sectors.
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The Neill Group
The Neill Group operates the largest network of reputable nationwide field agents, private investigators, surveillance specialists, security professionals and process servers (legal document servers) from Kaitaia to Bluff. We are Wellington’s longest serving agency with decades of experience providing security, private investigation, risk management, para-legal support and professional field services in Wellington and throughout New Zealand.
A number of our licensed private investigators in Wellington and throughout New Zealand are qualified former police detectives, military specialists and security intelligence officers with many years of operational experience at the frontline.
The Neill Group was founded by Dion Neill who has been operating in the security industry as a licensed private investigator and security professional for over three decades. In the 1980’s, Dion was also one of the first private investigators in New Zealand to carry out investigation assignments on behalf of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).
Dion is a former member of the emergency services and New Zealand defence forces, he is currently a community based volunteer first responder. Dion has over three decades of experience recovering assets, serving legal documents, conducting covert surveillance, managing complex investigations and providing security to the private, commercial and governmental sectors.
Dion is a proud 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 security, close personal protection and investigation related training, he is skilled in the use of weapons, krav maga, close quarter combat and pre-hospital emergency care.
Dion has achieved the highest credentials in security available in Australasia, he is a former Certified Fraud Examiner with a Diploma of Security and Risk Management along with a Certificate in Investigation Skills from Aotea Training Services, the private training establishment of the Royal New Zealand Police College.
In the late 1980’s, Dion was a member of a team employed to investigate a major organised theft syndicate operating within a national business. As a result of Dion’s evidence, over 25 offenders were convicted in the High Court and a criminal network was disestablished (Dion also survived cross examination by the late Mike Bungay QC).
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. Dion featured on the highly popular TVNZ series, ‘Private Investigators’ and the TVNZ Breakfast show regarding protecting high profile people in New Zealand.
Protective Services is a New Zealand owned and operated security company founded on the pinnacles of quality, professionalism and service excellence. Our people are a pivotal part of our business, we haven taken special care to recruit the very team with verifiable skills, professional training and operational experience.
Our business has evolved over recent years from only providing executive and personal protection to a single source provider of bespoke security and guarding services in the greater Wellington region with the operational capability to provide our services throughout New Zealand or internationally.
Our experience working alongside mainstream security guard companies prompted us to take a fresh and innovative approach at our service offering. We launched GuardHire to deliver a gold standard of security for any occasion, including events, retail premises, corporate functions, diplomatic posts and film productions.
Our people have an important role not only as our ambassadors but yours too, our people understand the value of a positive first impression. We work hard to ensure that our team can effectively assimilate with our clients business or organisational culture, we nurture a partnership with our clients built on trust, accountability and professionalism.
Protective Services Provides High-Calibre Security Officers, Crowd Controllers & Event Security Teams
GuardHire is a reputable provider of high-calibre security personnel who deliver a gold standard of security for any occasion. We can dress our security officers in a modern uniform or formal business attire depending on your requirements.
We typically engage our security team to provide a high-level of security for public events, private functions, shopping centres, film productions, movie premieres, diplomatic missions, construction zones and the protection of valuable assets, personal property and commercial infrastructure.
Corporate & Commercial Security
We understand the unique requirements of corporate and commercial security, our experience in this sector gives us a distinct edge from our competitors. Concierge desk and gate house to security control room, we know the importance of having an integrated security team to protect your assets, people and infrastructure.
Film Set & Film Production Security
We are a trusted, reputable and preferred security provider to the New Zealand film industry. Not only have we provided security to film sets, film productions and venue security for film premieres, we have a proven track record of provided high-level security and close personal protection to directors, producers and international film talent.
We know that security at a film premiere, red carpet event or tour by the film talent requires an experienced and professional security team with the proven operational capability to manage large crowds, safeguard high-profile people and to manage any incidents, emergencies or possible security breaches.
Dion Neill is one of New Zealand’s leading security experts who specialises in protecting the assets, people, infrastructure and reputation of the film industry.
Event, Venue & Private Security
We provide security at an eclectic range of large scale events and private functions. Have a party, event or corporate function coming up? We provide reliable security professionals.
We can assist with access control, traffic management, asset protection, personal protection, alcohol monitoring and liquor licensing compliance.
We provide licensed security officers, crowd controllers and event security teams to provide:
Incident Response Teams
Liquor Enforcement Officers
Risk Management Consultancy
Embassy Security & Diplomatic Protection
We understand the unique environment of diplomatic posts, international embassies and the residences of foreign dignitaries.
We offer specialised diplomatic security in collaboration with government agencies. A number of our team are former diplomatic protection officers, we have many years of experience managing consulate locations.
Store Watch – Retail Security & Loss Prevention
We provide loss prevention officers, commonly referred to as ‘Store Detectives’. Our covert retail security team work inside a store or retail complex to prevent theft.
Our team work covertly in plain clothes to blend in to the environment as an ordinary shopper. Our team members are trained in covert surveillance and loss prevention techniques, we will catch shoplifters and deter the thieves that cost you thousands every year in unexplained loss.
We also provide a mystery customer programme using the same team to report on service and the interactions with your customer facing staff.
Bar Watch – Hospitality & Entertainment Security
We are at the forefront of delivering improved security for events, venues and licensed premises (bars and night clubs) operating in the hospitality and entertainment sectors.
We introduced ‘Bar Watch’ in Wellington to provide a greater emphasis on patron safety and security. Our crowd controllers and venue security teams have the ability to diffuse volatile situations and effectively communicate with people.
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