“A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.”

Robert Frost


The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) diverts into treatment mentally ill people who stalk, harass or threaten public figures. By doing so, it provides them with the care they need, and prevents harm to those around them.


What is FTAC?

FTAC is the first joint NHS/police unit in the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to assess and manage the risks from lone individuals who harass, stalk or threaten public figures. Many such people are suffering from serious mental illnesses and have fallen through the care net.

FTAC helps such people get the care they need and, by doing so, decreases any risk they might pose, not just to prominent people, but to the individuals’ families and to those around them.

FTAC is a unit within the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). It has a national remit.

Note: This site is operated by the Fixated Research Group and is independent from the Metropolitan Police Service and NHS provider organisations.