Elam Private Detective Agency offers a wide variety of comprehensive services designed to give you security, information, and total peace of mind. Our trained, expert investigators specialize in being your defense against the unknown. We arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision, and also take the proper procedural steps on your behalf.

Please see a small list of our services below for more information then contact us so we can help you in times of strife:

Concealed Carry Classes 
Elam Private Detective Agency is currently in the process of adding Illinois Concealed Carry classes as a service to law-abiding citizens. Click here for more information on how you can sign up for a class.

Elam Private Detective, Inc. is staffed by highly trained and professional investigators. If you are the defendant, plaintiff, petitioner or respondent in connection with a current or forthcoming case, you need the best investigators on your side. Our investigators work to strengthen your case. Our investigators have been trained in and perform investigations on the following subjects: worker’s compensation cases, insurance matters, financial crimes, thefts, burglary, child custody, assault, battery, harassment, misconduct, and much more.

Background Checks
We have over 42 years of experience in background checks and have the expertise to get the job done properly. Following are the types of checks we can perform for you:

  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Tenant Screening
  • Business Due Diligence (Help investigate your next potential business purchase)
  • Pre-Marital Backgrounds
  • Missing Persons
  • Locating Heirs
  • And Much More

Process Serving
We conduct process serving in a precise and efficient manner. Our agency is licensed with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and uses a professional network across the nation – and across the globe – to keep you informed about your case. We deliver process service in a prompt, efficient and professional manner. We require “due diligence” on each service with a minimum of three (3) service attempts at various times of the day. Elam Private Detective is a member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS). We keep you informed on the progress of your case as we offer a web based software system so that your company can track our serves in real time complete with GPS coordinates on each serve. Chapter 735 ILCS provides that process may be served, without special appointment, by a person who is licensed and registered as a Private Detective in counties with population of less than 1,000,000.

Asset Investigations
Elam Private Detective Agency will help lenders with challenged loans by providing pictures, observation AND condition of assets, surround area, and borrower activities. Plus, we will contact borrowers as the lender’s agent and inspect the asset (serial number, property condition, etc) for them.
Find, recover, protect, and secure all assets to protect our customers.

Security for Home & Business
Our trained personnel have the necessary requirements and training to secure any home or business facility. Many are ex-law enforcement with specialized field certifications such as advanced firearms, firearms instruction, police management, traffic radar operation, and more. Elam Private Detective, Inc. provides security guards in full uniform. A fully uniformed security officer can help to deter crime by creating an atmosphere that is not welcoming to criminals or criminal activity. A uniformed guard is perfect for protecting both corporate and residential buildings, for business patrol, conventions and gathering, and public events that require a visual presence.

Live Scan Fingerprinting
Elam Private Detective, Inc. is a licensed vendor for Accurate Biometrics Live Scan Fingerprinting and Identity Services.  As a licensed vendor, we are able to provide a valuable service to current and future clients.  For more information on Accurate Biometrics, visit their website at