Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke with the Rev. Al Shaprton as well as the leaders of the city’s police unions on Monday to urge calm following the deaths of two New York City police officers over the weekend.

Cuomo, who visited with the family of Officer Wenjian Liu, who alongside Officer Rafael Ramos was murdered on Saturday, said he hoped the heated debate over public safety could give way to city-wide unity.

“I don’t think the back and forth has been productive — overheated,” Cuomo said. “I think we need calm and peace and unity and then let’s have a productive conversation after the holidays. There’s no doubt that real questions need to be addressed.”

Cuomo said he spoke with PBA President Pat Lynch, Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino and Ed Mullins, the president of Sergeants Benevolent Association as well as Sharpton.

“I understand the emotion, I understand the strong dialogue, I understand the feelings,” Cuomo said. “But now is the time for unity, now is the time for peace, now is the time for calm.”

The conversation come after Lynch blamed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the officers’ deaths, saying the mayor’s office has “blood on its hands.”

Cuomo in a WNYC radio interview with Brian Lehrer this morning refused to take sides in the dispute and backed de Blasio’s handling of the situation.

Cuomo has been reiterating his call for peace after Ramos and Liu were shot inside of their patrol car in Brooklyn.

Cuomo visited with the Ramos family on Sunday in the wake of the shootings.

The governor has said he will continue to pursue criminal justice reforms, but wants to have a cooling off period this week.