“We’ve seen too many officers who just have [masks] off, and it’s painful to people because it feels like they’re flouting the rules,” he said during a press conference Sunday, calling it a “human decency thing” amid the ongoing threat from the contagion.

“It frustrates me to no end. We have to do better in the NYPD,” de Blasio complained, saying he had confronted NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to insist his officers start adhering to the safety rules.

“I would say to all the officers out there, I know you have a hard job, but do unto others,” Hizzoner said at a virtual press briefing.