Our Team

Staff-DanDan Taylor – President, Owner

Dan Taylor is the President, Owner, and License holder of Elam Private Detective Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Business from Northeast Missouri State University. Dan is a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s Executive Management Program. Dan is retired from Law Enforcement having worked over 27 years with the Galesburg and Canton Police Departments. Dan served 5 ½ years as the City of Canton’s Police Chief. Dan has several years of experience working in the Special Operations Division handling a variety of criminal investigations and working in narcotics. Dan is a native of Central Illinois and holds both a Private Detective License and Security Contractor’s license issued through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.


Staff-ToniToni Dillefeld – Office Manager

Toni Dillefeld is the office manager of Elam Private Detective, Inc. and has over 25 years of business experience in banking and has experience in the preparation of construction loans, income taxes and real estate transactions at a law office. Toni has been with Elam Private Detective, Inc. for over eight years. Toni is responsible for the office duties of the company and assists Dan with the daily operations. Toni manages our accounts receivable and accounts payable in addition to payroll.