Cops get super privileges while on duty in order to do a job.
Off duty, they're (supposed to be treated) just like every other citizen.
IMO, they don't need a WI citizen carry license since they already have their special federal privileges.*
So what privilege is being denied officers if they have to pay for their WI citizen carry license just like every other citizen?
If they want the flexibility which is given them by the citizen carry license of choosing different tools to carry, they can buy it themselves just like every other citizen. It's not work-related, so why try to link it to their work privileges? Should they get their car license & registrations free too, because they drive at work & to/from work, & are allowed to drive in other states?
As for not running a background check, why? Is it to prevent the embarrassment of being denied a license or purchase because of domestic violence or other convictions?
* Actually, it could easily be argued that the carry provisions of LEOSA aren't special privileges, but rather the natural right of all citizens as protected by the US & numerous state Constitutions, infringed only by the requirement to have a license/ID.