about us

about our journey


All PPS Security personnel undergo training in our company’s Standard Operating Procedures. Additionally Security Officers receive First Aid Training, Emergency Procedures Training and any other qualifications considered necessary to perform the required standard.

The purpose of a High Risk Security Team is to provide a ready response to situations beyond the capabilities of the normally equipped and trained security personnel.

Personnel are selected after specialised training in techniques of effective restraints. All PPS Security personnel are required to participate in such sessions once a week for their duration of employment.

On going training of personnel includes Defensive Tactics and testing of skills and levels of competency of Officers in the use of Defensive Tactics.

Consequently all personnel have the confidence to place themselves into a situation knowing that he/she has the support and back up of a well-trained team.


Personal Protective Services - Security Operations Unit is dedicated to the protection and security of all persons, property and in partnership with the community to providing quality security services, while affording dignity and respect to every individual.

Rockquest – PPS security provides a unique team to perform front door metal detector searches, perimeter checks, door security, front of house security, pit security & safety, crowd control & management ensuring everyone is having a good time & a safe time. Rockquest events see the PPS team providing security from New Plymouth to Gisborne & down to Nelson

Safe City Host – PPS security trained & provided a unique team for the Palmerston North Safe City Host programme. From when it first began in 1997 we were involved up to 2000. We supported two other companies in this time providing over 70% of the staffing requirements assisting the police & helping apprehend over 348 offenders from a variety of offences; such as wilful damage, assault, disorder, theft, gang intimidation, breaking & entering, grievous bodily harm, and drink driving.

Mountain Rock – PPS security provided perimeter security over the two day event in 1994. We assisted with stage security & helped look after VIPs such as Joe Satriani & others.

Wellington Town Hall – PPS security provided security for the Wellington Town Hall, Sir Michael Fowler Centre & Wellington Events Centre for four years. From private meetings, corporate events, product promotions to concerts, rock concerts & special events.

Private Security – PPS security can provide a unique security team for your special event no matter the size, from one on one VIP security to weddings, funerals, parties & outdoor events. We can provide, train & build a unique team to suit your requirements.

PPS security believes “performance through preparation” has been the key to ensuring the success of small or large security events.

PPS security has a unique approach to the security market due to its vast range of training, commitment & knowledge since its commencement in 1994.

Personal Protective Services Ltd commenced business in 1994 after training abroad in the security industry, well before NZQA security standards were in place (KA1 certificates). Since that time PPS security has served thousands of clients all over NZ from Auckland to Nelson, from New Plymouth to Gisborne. Finding its core business in the lower North Island.

PPS security prides itself on providing a unique security service within the industry and putting together a customised security solution for each event.

High profile event client lists; Wellington Town Hall, Sir Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Event Centre, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Embassy Theatre Wellington

Personal VIP protection; Sir Elton John (Face Off tour), Joe Satriani (Mountain Rock), Australian businessmen (Lower North Island), Wellington corporate businessmen (Wellington City).

PPS security can assist with personal security risk assessment, close quarter protection, security & safety for travelling, planning & contingency options, self-protection & defence training, first aid, paramedical services, environmental awareness and evacuation options.

PPS security risk assessments cover a wide range of security risks within the industry covering issues such as protection from theft of sensitive business information, property or cash, protection of staff and property or plant, dealing with inappropriate behaviour & harassment, threats of violence or intimidation. We will work with you ensuring your risk assessment is accurate and plan to treat or eliminate the risk.

Once you have engaged PPS security’s services, we will work with you on a comprehensive risk assessment where necessary. Once the threats and risks have been established we can deliver relative options to reducing the risk to public, property and staff.

Travel planning; mode of transport, direction of travel, the potential risk present to you, how you can treat or manage these threats or risks. We can assess all risks to your safety or security from environmental damage to theft of property, robbery or potential personal harassment or assault.

PPS security personal protection courses will help you isolate and identify practical safety so you can avoid trouble long before it arrives.