Paragon is New Zealand’s largest and only true national Private Investigation agency with offices in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch.

For over 30 years, our company principal Ron McQuilter and his team have helped large and small companies, insurers, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk, capitalise on business opportunities as well as identify and deal with a wide array of personal and business crime.

Your typical NZ Private Investigator is a sole trader with a flash website and some contractors to assist. With Paragon you are dealing with the only New Zealand Private Investigation company that has a board of governance, longevity in leadership spanning decades, a true nationwide reach with salaried staff. Our contractors are the hand picked best and they report through our strict processes and protocols.

Paragon’s focus is on creating strategic client partnerships and adding tangible value to our customer’s business or endeavours, whether it’s here in New Zealand or worldwide.

Our mission statement is: To identify, anticipate and fulfill our client’s needs with integrity, experience and commitment”.

Our entire team are all proven industry professionals, proud to be selected as part of Paragon. Uniquely individual with their own talents and specialties, they can work solely on an assignment or as part of a multi-faceted unit. The team generally have past experience in Police, military including Special Forces, government agencies and even hospitality and marketing. It takes all kinds of individuals to perform the variety of assignments in the PI profession, and scale is vital.

Our full-time dedicated surveillance specialist runs our surveillance unit with adapted vehicles capturing events in real time, encrypted radio telephones, mobile internet, video and photo capabilities.

Our facilities, systems and processes allow a fast turnaround on client’s files, and our investigators need only focus on the task at hand

Code of Ethics:

Paragon’s key shareholders are members of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators, our Managing Director was re-elected in November 2018 as current Chairman of NZIPI and is proud to ensure all our team adhere to the NZIPI code of ethics:

“We shall perform our professional duties in accordance with the Laws of New Zealand with the highest moral principles and with truthfulness and integrity.

“We will at all times take every care to ensure the professional reputation of the Institute, our members and principals are not compromised.”

“We will be diligent and competent in performing our professional responsibilities and will when properly called upon by the Institute’s ethics committee be prepared to assist in any investigation of our actions as they might reflect on the Institute’s reputation, ethics and objectives.”