A Tisbury police detective is on leave and will face a disciplinary hearing next week, town officials confirmed.

Det. Mark Santon has been on paid administrative leave since Jan. 31, according to town administrator John (Jay) Grande.

Town selectmen will hold a hearing on the matter on May 24, Mr. Grande said. A portion of the meeting can be conducted in open session if Mr. Santon wishes, he said; otherwise the hearing will be in executive session.

“We are looking to see if there is just cause for disciplinary action,” Mr. Grande said. He said the hearing follows an investigation into the matter and declined to elaborate further.

It is understood that the investigation and disciplinary hearing are the result of Detective Santon’s handling of an incident in January that involved an arrest and transport from Vineyard Haven to the Edgartown house of correction.

Police chief Dan Hanavan declined to comment on the facts of the case beyond confirming that Detective Santon is on administrative leave and that he will face a disciplinary hearing.

He said the case was reviewed by an independent investigator from outside the department. He declined to provide any further information about the case. “He has to have his day when he has his hearing,” he said.

He said staffing has not been an issue with Detective Santon on leave.