Securus Technologies is committed to being able to provide its customers in the government sector a “one-stop shop” for its technology service needs. That became even more clear with the company’s January 2018 acquisition of GovPayNet, a payment processor with current contract with over 2,300 agencies in 35 states. President and COO of Securus, Bob Pickens, said, “We are very excited to be adding GovPayNet to our portfolio of products.” There is no doubt that the move gives credence to the company’s commitment to be a leader in the payment processing industry. Combined with Securus’ 2015 acquisition of JPay, the company is now capable of processing over 40 million payment annually.
GovPayNet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has been in business since 1997, providing debit and credit payment processing to local governments. Types of payments they process include cash bail, property tax, probation fees, criminal and traffic fines, restitution, child support, and many others.
Securus Technologies is a holding company with over 20 subsidiaries under its domain to include JPay, Telerus, Cara Clinicals, Voice Analytics, and more. They employee over 1,000 people in four offices in Texas and Atlanta Georgia. They have been in business since 1986 and the company is considered a premier provider of technology services like inmate and parole tracking, video conferencing, inmate self service, and a multitude of other services. They provide services to over 3,500 agencies and to over 1.2 million inmates in the United States. The Chief Financial Officer of Securus is Rick Smith.