Protective Services is the private security division of The Neill Group. Protective Services are one of New Zealand’s most experienced providers of private security, personal protection and associated risk management services.

Protective Services has a lengthy record in Wellington and throughout New Zealand of providing security for high profile events and private functions along with the personal protection of visiting celebrities, film talent, corporate executives, sports personalities and high-net worth clients throughout New Zealand.

In today’s society, corporate executives and high profile individuals face increasing threats of extortion, retaliation, public embarrassment and kidnapping. For many, the deployment of discreet personal protection services is now a reality.

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. Protective Services offers discreet corporate security and executive protection in Wellington and throughout New Zealand.

Guardian Protection Programme

Protective Services launched a nationwide guardian protection programme to provide a rapid response by a high-caliber personal guard (internationally experienced ‘bodyguard’) who will manage any risk associated with the threat of abduction, kidnapping, physical assault or predatory type behaviour.

The programme has proven to be increasingly popular to high-net worth individuals, tourists, overseas delegations, executives, international students and people visiting New Zealand from countries all over the world.

Travel Security

Clients may be concerned or apprehensive regarding over friendly or hostile public encounters, we provide clients with the appropriate security and protection measures in any environment as the situation demands.

Protective Services deploys a specialist security team to provide personal security for clients traveling within New Zealand or worldwide. In an uncertain and unpredictable world, you need to protect your people – Protective Services will provide security and professional support to keep your travelers and expatriates safe.

Protective Services has unlimited access to a number of luxury motor vehicles for the transportation of clients throughout New Zealand. Our security trained drivers have proven emergency driving skills and completed specialist driving courses to ensure a client’s safety at all times.

Risk Management

Our risk management consultants assist clients with developing and implementing comprehensive security risk management strategies to mitigate the risk to people, assets and information. With the support of our security experts, our consultants review the risk faced by clients on an individual basis according to their areas of operations and the specific threat levels their industry may face.

Our nationwide risk management services include security audits, security reviews and business contingency planning – our consultants have the capability to assist organisations with the response to any emergency or critical incident from natural disasters to attempted extortion.

When the threat to business is particularly acute, Protective Services deploys a security specialists inside a client’s operations to manage threats or mitigate risk.

Security Contractors

Our licensed security specialists engage in private security contracting within the most volatile regions around the world. Protective Services offers military trained security professionals who are prepared to deploy into hostile environments to carry out complex tactical operations, including the security of critical assets or infrastructures and the evacuation of personnel.

Business Contingency Planning 

Our philosophy is that no two clients or organisations are alike and that a number of issues including the nature of their business, profile of their employees and the geographical spread of their assets can uniquely determine their level of threat and risk exposure.

Business continuity management is complimentary to a wider risk management framework, it is a holistic management process that identifies the potential impacts of a wide variety of disruptions to an organisations ability to function, allowing the organisation to tolerate the loss of part or all of its operational capability.

Special Operations 

Protective Services has access to a team of former members of the New Zealand Special Air Services (SAS), Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and New Zealand Police – Diplomatic Protection Services (DPS) with each team member having a specific skill set and unique operational capability.

This team of highly skilled and experienced specialists are ready for deployment within New Zealand or worldwide to respond to circumstances where complex incidents or time critical situations occur.


People stalk others because they are often seeking some type of intimate relationship with the victim and will often ignore warnings from the victim either of a physical or legal nature. We will identify the stalker and prevent further action from occurring.

Employee Safety

Dealing with difficult people or having your contractors or employees exposed to threatening customers can be very difficult and stressful for staff and your management team.

It’s important that you have the training to support any difficult or challenging situation. Effective training combined with sound operating procedures and a safe work environment can significantly reduce the likelihood of a life-threatening or serious situation.

Protective Services can assist organisations with improving the safety of staff, including a comprehensive risk management service, workplace reviews and staff training.

For further information on our specialised security, personal protection and risk management services within New Zealand or worldwide, please visit:

The Neill Group can deploy professional services anywhere in New Zealand from Kaitaia to Bluff!

New Zealand & International Service 

The Neill Group are based in Wellington with a nationwide network of field agents, private investigators, security specialists and process servers (legal document servers) in every region of New Zealand, including:

Northland, Whangarei, Auckland, Wellsford, Warkworth, Orewa, Albany, Takapuna, Mangere, Manurewa, Pukekohe, Coromandel Peninsular, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga, Waikato, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Huntly, Morrinsville, Matamata, Putaruru, Tokoroa, Otorohanga, King Country, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Murupara, East Cape, Gisborne, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Ruatoria, Te Kaha, Taranaki, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, Waitara, Inglewood, Manawatu, National Park, Waiouru, Taihape, Palmerston North, Marton, Bulls, Feilding, Ashhurst, Foxton, Horowhenua, Levin, Otaki, Kapiti, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Wellington, Plimmerton, Porirua, Tawa, Johnsonville, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Havelock, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Wairarapa: Featherston, Pahiatua, Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Tasman, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Motueka, West Coast, Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika, Wanaka, Queenstown, Twizel, Alexander, Te Anau, Canterbury, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Southland, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, Balclutha, Mossburn, Gore.