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Media Release – Cityguard Security announces living wage

Cityguard NZ Ltd is the first company in the local security industry to introduce the living wage – increasing its base hourly rate for all employees to $20.20 – more than 28% above the minimum wage and around 20% more than its competitors pay. Company owner and director Ian Crawford says the traditionally low-skill / […]
22/03/2018 09:03

1997 report on New Zealand’s security industry: Constants and change

In his NZSA CEO’s January newsletter, Gary Morrison wrote of a report unearthed during a recent clean-up of the NZSA’s Takapuna office ahead of the association’s move to Albany. The 28-page Analysis of the New Zealand Security Industry is dated August 1997. Prepared by three Massey University extramural students undertaking Strategic Management Studies, the purpose […]
22/02/2018 11:52

February Tenders – Vol 5

For member interest, please find the latest Security Tenders as issued by Defsec Media (NZSecurity magazine) here.
19/02/2018 12:54

Securing the future: Hills digital transformation set to impress

Hills Ltd is looking boldly into the future – undertaking a major re-engineering of its digital customer experience, announcing new key appointments, revitalising its Auckland trade centre and getting serious on enterprise solutions.   Customer-centric transformation Hills Limited has embarked on a major digital transformation programme in partnership with global professional services leader Cognizant to […]
16/02/2018 08:39

Professional Certified Investigator

The PCI® is designed for persons involved in the the fields of case management, evidence collection, and case presentation. Holders of the PCI® certification have demonstrated their credibility as professional investigators.


Candidates wishing to take the PCI® examination must first satisfy the following requirements:

Experience and Education

  • Five (5) years of investigations experience, with at least two (2) years in case management.
  • High school diploma or GED (School Certificate/University entrance) equivalent.

All ASIS programs are non-discriminatory. Eligibility for PCI® certification and recertification is denied only when an applicant does not meet relevant security-related criteria, when an applicant has violated the PCI® Code of Professional Responsibility, or when an applicant has committed an act that would reflect negatively on ASIS and the PCI® programme.

Definition of Terms

  1. "Investigations" is the logical collection of information through inquiry and examination for the purpose of developing evidence leading to problem resolution.
  2. "Experience" means that the individual has been personally engaged in investigations on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:
    1. Experience as an investigator in the public or private sector.
    2. Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organisations furnishing services or equipment, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to investigations.
    3. Experience as a full-time educator on the faculty of an accredited educational institution provided the responsibilities for courses and other duties relate primarily to knowledge areas pertinent to investigations.
  3. "Case Management" is the coordination and direction of an investigation utilising various disciplines and resources, the findings of which would be assessed to establish the facts/findings of the investigations a whole; the management process of the investigation.

The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, and the PCI™ programme. Successful Completion of an examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PCI® designation.

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