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Securus Technologies Fortifies its Government Payment Services

By Securus Technologies, Inc.
Published: 02/27/2019

DALLAS, TX February 25, 2019/Business Wire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement, corrections and government payment services announces that it has hired Peter Ohser as President of its Payment Services line of business.

“Last year, Securus fortified our growing payment services business by acquiring GovPayNet, a leader and solution-oriented processor of credit and debit card payments to government agencies,” said Robert E. (Bob) Pickens, Chief Executive Officer and President of Securus Technologies. “Today, I’m excited to have payment industry veteran Peter Ohser join our leadership team to continue our focus on serving both government and public needs with simple, cost-effective payment solutions.”

Ohser joins Securus after nearly two decades of payment experience, including risk management, strategy, business development and general leadership. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Roger Williams University.

“I’m enthusiastic for the future of Securus’ government payment services business and for the opportunity to guide Securus through our ambitious plans to grow and modernize this underserved public need,” said Ohser. “In my new role I will leverage Securus’ standing as one of the most reputable providers of payment services, offering expanded multi-channel payment options and real-time, secure reporting and analytics. I look forward to launching additional solutions that will make payments to government entities as easy as making a purchase online.”

Securus processes more than 40 million payments annually for court fines and costs, including bail, restitution, electronic monitoring costs, traffic and criminal fines, towing and impound fees, records fees, publicly administered child support, and property tax and assessment payments. Its services include PCI-compliant scalable mobile and online payments supported by a 24/7 bilingual staff.


Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, and serving more than 3,500 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, monitoring products and services, and government payment services in order to help our customers with solutions to their problems and to make our world a safer place to live for all of us. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of technology enabled solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.

For more information, contact:

Mark Southland 972-277-0687

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