NEW YORK - The city’s top uniformed police officer has invited Governor Andrew Cuomo to join him on patrol following his public criticism of the NYPD on Tuesday.

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan says Cuomo's office called him and apologized after the governor said police did not do their job to rein in looting Monday night.

During an appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" Wednesday, Monahan said he would like the governor to make a public statement as well.

"He'd have to come out and see what these men and women are doing. Don't ever call them ineffective," said Monahan. "As a matter of fact, last night his office called and apologized to me. I know he called the commissioner directly to apologize that that's not what he meant, that he did not mean to put down police officers. I'd hope he'd come out publicly and say that again today during his press conference because the men and women of this agency have done a remarkable job."

Monahan also said bringing in the National Guard is not necessary.

During his daily briefing Wednesday in Albany, Governor Cuomo said he spoke with Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, not Monahan.

“The actual police officers are the best. My issue was with the management and deployment, never about the police officers. It's about the management; it's about the deployment, not about the officers,” Cuomo said.

He told reporters the NYPD did a better job deploying their officers and managing Tuesday night's protests compared to previous nights.

Meanwhile, the President of the Police Benevolent Association was quick to respond to those comments from the governor claiming officers didn't do their jobs. 

In a statement PBA president Pat Lynch said, "It’s not our fault that our city and state governments can’t plan and work together, but we are suffering the consequences. Police officers are being run down, knocked down and almost shot on a nightly basis. The political tug of war between Albany and City Hall needs to stop, because it is putting police officers in danger."