Securing Public Places: New Zealand’s Private Security Sector as a National Security Enabler

Author: Dynon, N.
Published in National Security Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2019

34 Button, loccit. p.125.

35 See Jones, Trevor and Newburn, Tim (1998) Private security and public policing. Clarendon studies in criminology. Clarendon Press, Oxford. See also Bruce George and Mark Button (2000), Private Secu­rity, Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.

36 Grahame Allen and Yago Zayed, Police Service Strength, 16 October 2018, House of Commons Library, Briefing Paper 00634. Available at (accessed 07 September 2019).

37 Rick Sarre and Tim Prenzler, “Private Security and Public Interest: Exploring Private Security Trends and Directions for Reform in the New Era of Plural Policing”, Australian Research Council Report, April 2011, Available at

38 Cleghorn, et al., op cit.

39 Bergin, et al., op cit. p.8.

40 Sarre and Prenzler, loc cit.

41 Bergin, et al., op cit.

42 Interview of Gary Morrison, NZSA CEO, Auckland, 14 June 2019.

43 Bruce Couper and Charlie O’Donnell (interview), “INTERVIEW: State of the industry with RISQ New Zealand”, New Zealand Security Magazine, February-March 2018. Available at http://www.defsec­ (accessed 07 September 2019).

44 Andrew Thorburn, “INTERVIEW: State of the industry with Andrew Thorburn”, New Zealand Security Magazine, December 2017 – January 2018. Available at­ty-industry/ (accessed 07 September 2019).

45 The three NZQA unit standards that comprise mandatory training include: 27360 – Conflict Man­agement (Theory), 27361 – Conflict Management (Practical), and 27364 – Introduction to the Security Industry.

46 Keith Newman, “Getting security industry training on track”, New Zealand Security Magazine, April – May 2017. Available at (accessed 07 September 2019).

47 The ASIS International Board Certifications include the PSP (Physical Security Professional), APP (Associate Protection Professional), CPP (Certified Protection Professional) and PCI (Professional Cerfi­tied Investigator).

48 Bradley, loc cit. p. 164.

49 Keith Newman, “NZ’s security industry slammed for failure to train”, New Zealand Security Maga­zine, February – March 2017. See 2016 Report of External Evaluation and Review of The Skills Organi­sation. Available at (accessed 07 September 2019).

50 Thorburn, interview.

51 Anthony Bergin, Donald Williams and Christopher Dixon, op cit. p.18.

52 Morrison, interview.

53 Doug Martin and Simon Mount QC, Inquiry into the use of external security consultants by Gov­ernment agencies,18 December 2018, State Services Commission, New Zealand Government, p. 49. Available at (accessed 07 September 2019).

54 The only historical example of formal ongoing police-industry engagement is the now-defunct Crime Prevention Partnership Forum (CPPF). See “Police, Business sign up to Crime Prevention Forum”,, New Zealand Police Press Release, 04 June 2010. Available at (accessed 07 September 2019).

55 “NZ among the least corrupt public sectors in the world”, Transparency International Press Release, 29 January 2019. Available at (accessed 07 September 2019).

6 New Zealand Defence Force Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2014, Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Government, p.31. Available at (accessed 07 September 2019).92